Diocese of Rockville Centre files for bankruptcy, citing Child Victims Act

The Island Now

October 1, 2020

By Rose Weldon

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will undergo a reorganization process, the organization’s leader Bishop John O. Barres announced today.

“We know that this will be difficult news for people across the diocese to hear, especially for many people of Long Island, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, who depend on the church in so many ways,” Barres said in a video posted to the diocese’s website.

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