Pennsylvania dioceses offer $84M to 564 clergy abuse victims
An Associated Press review finds that Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse.
Seven of the state’s eight dioceses launched victim compensation funds in the wake of a landmark grand jury report on sexual abuse by Catholic clergy.
The funds were open to claims for a limited time this year.
The tally is sure to grow in 2020 as compensation fund administrators work through a backlog of claims.
One survivor says the money won’t make him rich, but he hopes it will make his life a little better and help him to put the abuse behind him.