Biggest US Catholic Diocese to Pay $60m in Abuse Settlements

Irish Independent [Los Angeles CA]
December 2, 2006

The largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese in the US is to pay out $60 million to settle sexual abuse claims made against its priests.

Forty-five of more than five hundred claims against priests in the Los Angeles area are to be settled.

It's the first payout from the archdiocese on sexual abuse claims, and one of the largest settlements since the sexual abuse scandal erupted in the US in 2002.


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