Pa. dioceses hit with about 150 church abuse lawsuits


August 14, 2020

Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania have been hit with a slew of sexual abuse lawsuits.

The Associated Press reports that about 150 lawsuits were filed against dioceses across the state, and many of the new cases are against the Allentown Diocese, as well as Scranton, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

Lawyers involved in the litigation say they were notified Thursday about new cases and expect dozens more.

Friday marks two years since the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sexual abuse by priests and clergy members

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