Why Is the Catholic Diocese of Erie Transferring Property?

By Ed Palattella
September 20, 2018

The transactions are meant to protect assets of parishes and other entities against lawsuits, including those over child sex abuse. The diocese says the reorganization has been in the works for years.

The real estate transfers have been hard to miss. They involve the Catholic Diocese of Erie.

Over the past several months, before and after the release of the statewide grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse, the diocese has executed transfers for a number of churches in Erie County.

The transfers have been filed at the Erie County Recorder of Deeds and included with other real estate transactions in the House to Home section that the Erie Times-News publishes on Saturdays.








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