October 26, 2005

'For sale' signs hung up on churches

CBC News

Last updated Oct 26 2005 04:36 PM NDT

The Roman Catholic diocese in Western Newfoundland has hired a real estate company to sell church buildings and other property.

Funds raised from the sales will be used to compensate victims of sexual abuse, most of whom were molested by Father Kevin Bennett.

More than 40 church properties owned by the Diocese of St. George's are now on the market, as the diocese attempts to raise $13 million to settle an agreement finalized this summer.

"It is difficult," Crosby said.

Posted by kshaw at October 26, 2005 06:32 PM