May 21, 2005

Tucson diocese auctions properties to pay sex abuse claims


TUCSON, Ariz. _ More than 80 properties owned by the Catholic Diocese of Tucson are being auctioned today to help pay victims of clergy sexual abuse.

Church officials hope the auction brings in at least three-point-two (m) million dollars.

The sale of properties in eight Arizona counties won't become final until June 23rd. So officials won't know for at least a month how much revenue the auction produces.

Only two of the properties have homes on them; the rest are unimproved lots.

Posted by kshaw at May 21, 2005 03:59 PM