May 27, 2005

Diocese appeals far and wide to cover claims

CANADA
CBC News

WebPosted May 27 2005 07:04 AM NDT
CBC News

CORNER BROOK The Roman Catholic bishop in Corner Brook says he is confident that Catholics elsewhere will pitch in to help raise money to keep churches and parish halls.

Bishop Douglas Crosby says the Diocese of St. George's is appealing to other diocese in the province as well as Catholic organizations outside the province for financial help.

To cover a $13-million settlement finalized this week with the victims of Father Kevin Bennett, the Diocese of St. George's will need to sell some of its properties.

Crosby is hoping to raise between $4 million and $6 million over the next 10 months.

Donations will allow the diocese to keep some of its assets, says Crosby, who adds that some donations are already coming in.

Posted by kshaw at May 27, 2005 06:32 AM