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Catholic Church Finalizing Record Settlements

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Diocese of Kansas City and St. Joseph settling child abuse cases with 47 victims for $10 million dollars.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs say the nonmonetary conditions included in the proposed settlement are more important than the money. They include the diocese publicly announcing and acknowledging the wrongfulness of sexual abuse by its priests.

Diocese of Chicago settling another case with $12.7 milllon dollars.

Historically, the archdiocese has insisted on keeping confidential the settlements with more than 250 survivors of clergy sex abuse. But lawyers for the victims and the archdiocese together Tuesday announced the most recent settlement involving 16 victims and 11 accused priests, bringing the total abuse payments to date to $77 million.


Written by smalltalkwitht

August 20, 2008 at 12:29 pm

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