Appeal court holds Catholic church liable for abuse suffered at Mount Cashel

CBC News

July 29, 2020

Previous judge pegged damages at $2.6 million

A landmark ruling has deemed the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of St. John’s has a responsibility to victims of the horrific abuse suffered by boys at the Mount Cashel Orphanage.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal released its decision on Wednesday, overturning a previous decision by the province’s Supreme Court.

It states that while the abuse was suffered at the hands of the Christian Brothers — who were not employees of the local archdiocese — it was the archdiocese who offered them the environment to commit crimes that went unpunished for decades.

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