Archdiocese of N.O. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid sex abuse litigation

New Orleans (LA)

May 1, 2020

By Kenny Kuhn

Aymond: Church parishes and schools not affected

The Archdiocese of New Orleans announced Friday that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Archbishop Gregory Aymond said in a statement that the filing only affects the Archdiocese’s administrative offices at Walmsley Avenue and the offices on Howard Avenue. Aymond says the action will not affect individual church parishes or their schools.

“The move was necessitated by the growing financial strain caused by litigation stemming from decades-old incidents of clergy abuse as well as ongoing budget challenges,” Aymond said. “The unforeseen circumstances surrounding COVID-19 have added more financial hardships to an already difficult situation.”

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