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  • Clergy sex abuse has cost Catholic Church $3 billion in settlements

    03/13/2019 12:23:01 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2019 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Clergy sex abuse of children has rocked the Catholic Church not only in terms of trust and reputation, but also financially, to the tune of more than $3 billion, according to National Public Radio. The multibillion-dollar expense has gone to settlements in response to lawsuits filed by people abused by clergy, reports NPR. Nearly 20 Catholic dioceses and religious orders have filed for bankruptcy because of the scandals. An attorney whose firm represented abuse victims said that the money the church has paid because of the crisis is part of justice for those who suffered, though it hardly compensates for...