Archbishop to Meet with Trustees in Federal Court

August 6, 2004

PORTLAND, ORE. - Archbishop John Vlazny is scheduled to testify in federal court in Portland this morning regarding the bankruptcy filing that affects victims' abuse lawsuits.

The Portland-based Archdiocese of Western Oregon became the first in the nation to file for bankruptcy protection because of the escalating cost of abuse claims this year.

Vlazny is testifying in front of trustees at the federal courthouse.

Protests by victims of priest abuse will hold a candlelight vigil on the courthouse steps before Vlazny's testimony.


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