US Catholic Churches Paid out $1 Billion for Sex Abuse since 1950
Sexual Abuse by Roman Catholic Priests Has Cost the US Church More Than $1 Billion (Euro830 Million) since 1950
Associated Press, carried in Jamaica Observer
February 3, 2006
Here are some of the largest known payouts to victims since the crisis intensified in 2002 with revelations that a molester priest was moved among parishes in the Boston Archdiocese without alerting parents or police:
. Diocese of Orange, California, 2004, $100 million (euro82.52 million) for 90 abuse claims.
. Archdiocese of Boston, 2003, $85 million (euro70.14 million) for 552 claims.
. Diocese of Oakland, California, 2005, $56 million (euro46.21 million) to 56 people.
. Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky, 2003, $25.7 million (euro21.21 million) to 243 victims.
. Diocese of Tucson, Arizona, 2005, agrees to fund a settlement trust worth about $22 million (euro18.15 million) for more than 50 victims as part of a plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection.
. Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, 2002, $13.5 million (euro11.14 million) to settle 36 claims.
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