July 06, 2005

Diocese prepares to pay compensation

CBC News

Last updated Jul 6 2005 12:40 PM NDT

The Bishop of the Diocese of St. George's says victims of sexual abuse will get their first compensation payments within a couple of weeks.

Thirty-eight men will get money under an agreement approved Tuesday by the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Work is underway to raise the balance of the $13 million the Diocese has to pay over the next two-and-a-half years.

Crosby says no church properties have been sold yet, but the Diocese is preparing for that to happen.

Posted by kshaw at July 6, 2005 01:05 PM