Davenport Diocese Cuts Budget, Seeks Donations for Bishop Ceremony
November 1, 2006
Davenport, Iowa The Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport will cut its budget by nearly eight percent and is seeking donations to help pay for the installation ceremony of its new bishop.
The diocese, which filed for bankruptcy this month to deal with priest sex abuse cases, is looking for ways to cut 276-thousand dollars from its three-point-six (m) million dollar budget.
Spokesman David Montgomery says some options include cutting down on travel expenses and conferences, while some employees have offered to cut their salaries.
He also says parishes will seek donations to help pay for the installation ceremony of the new bishop.
Bishop Martin Amos of the Cleveland Diocese will succeed Bishop William Franklin. The ceremony is November 20th in Bettendorf.
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