Citing the financial impacts of abuse claims and the pandemic, the NY Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Diocese of Camden in NJ filed for bankruptcy in Oct.
A deadline was set for victims filing sex abuse claims against the Syracuse Diocese. Victims must file a claim by April 15, 2021, to receive compensation.
The Richmond Diocese published a report on the conclusion of its victim compensation program. The diocese will pay $6.3 million to 51 survivors.
The Kentucky Dioceses of Covington and Lexington recently published lists of clergy members accused of child sex abuse. Combined, the reports name 79 priests.
NYS Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, alleging a yearslong coverup of credible child sexual abuse allegations.
A 22-month investigation found nine additional Catholic priests who sexually abused children in Colorado and 46 more victims.