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Argentine court fines Catholic church $50,000 for sex abuse

A court in Buenos Aires on Saturday ordered the Catholic Church to pay $50,000 to a former seminarian who alleged he was sexually abused some 25 years ago by an Argentine archbishop. The breakthrough ruling is the first civil court judgment against the majority Roman Catholic church in Argentina, legal experts said. The court issued the judgment of 756,000 pesos against the church in the case of a theology student in the province of Santa Fe, who claimed to have been victimized by late Archbishop Edgardo Storni.
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