Catholic Archdiocese Reaches $210M Settlement With Clergy Abuse Victims In Saint Paul

by Bamidele Ogunberu Posted on May 31st, 2018

Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA: The Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has agreed to pay $210 million to clergy s****l abuse survivors following years of legal wrangling over the sum.

At a Thursday press conference attorneys representing approximately 450 survivors involved in the archdiocese’s bankruptcy case called it largest settlement ever reached in a Catholic bankruptcy case.

“This really is a story of trauma to triumph,” said attorney Jeff Anderson said.

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has agreed to pay $210 million to sexual abuse survivors following years of legal wrangling over the sum.

At a Thursday press conference attorneys representing approximately 450 survivors involved in the archdiocese’s bankruptcy case called it largest settlement ever reached in a Catholic bankruptcy case.

“This really is a story of trauma to triumph,” said attorney Jeff Anderson said.

Anderson described the process of reaching a settlement — final details were agreed to Wednesday night — as unlike any other he’s aware of across the country.

“I’m almost at a loss for some words because there are some feelings that are overwhelming,” he said. “We have reached a negotiated settlement that not only includes accountability and financial accountability, but it actually advances the ball of child protection in a way that has never been seen in this country before.”

 

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A prolific writer, Bamidele has worked in generalist and public relations capacities for an energy company before making the cross over into journalism and has never looked back
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