ST. CLOUD (MN)
May 27, 2020
Diocese is filing for bankruptcy as part of settlement, after 70 people say they were abused by 41 priests in cases dating to 1950s
The Roman Catholic diocese of Saint Cloud in Minnesota will pay sexual abuse victims $22.5m and file for bankruptcy, according to a settlement agreement.
Some 70 people say they were abused by 41 priests in cases that date back to the 1950s.
If the bankruptcy plan is approved, the diocese will become the fifth of Minnesota’s six dioceses to settle its clergy abuse claims and declare bankruptcy.
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