Thursday, February 20, 2020

Catholic Diocese in Penn. Files for Bankruptcy; Paid $12M in Aug. for Cleric Sex Abuse Claims

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania filed for bankruptcy yesterday, six months after it disclosed it had paid millions of dollars to people sexually abused as children by its clerics,  the Yahoo News website reports today (February 20, 2020).

The diocese joins at least 20 others across the U.S. in seeking protection from creditors through the federal bankruptcy system.

In August, the diocese paid 106 people a total of over $12 million to compensate for claims of sexual abuse they suffered as children from its clerics.

Officials said yesterday the current total is 111 settlements.

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