Catholic clergy abuse

Courthouse News Service [Boston, MA]

July 3, 2023

The Rhode Island Supreme Court affirmed that three alleged victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests cannot sue the bishops who supervised those priests. The law draws a clear dichotomy between perpetrators and non-perpetrator defendants for retroactive application of the amended 35-year statute of limitations. The new, extended limitations period applies only to perpetrators.

Read the ruling here. [From BA: See our cached version here.]