March 02, 2005

Committee oversees sex abuse fund

NORTHERN IRELAND
BBC News

A committee has been set up to clarify issues surrounding the Stewardship Fund which pays out compensation to victims of clerical sex abuse.

A 3% levy on church collections was abolished last week, after parishioners complained they were not told the money was going towards the fund.

At a meeting of priests in the Derry diocese, it was decided to explore practical ways of consulting parishes.

It is thought priests discussed how to raise 1m for the fund over five years.

Posted by kshaw at March 2, 2005 06:44 PM