January 10, 2006

Diocese of Phoenix to assist Diocese of Tucson in settlement

Arizona Daily Star

Tucson, Arizona | Published: 01.10.2006

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix is expected to contribute $200,000 to the Diocese of Tucson’s bankruptcy settlement fund.
Federal Bankruptcy Judge James M. Marlar on Tuesday set a hearing for Feb. 7, when the agreement with the Phoenix diocese is expected to be approved.
Until 1969, churches in the Diocese of Phoenix were part of the Diocese of Tucson. Several of the cases involving sexual abuse of children by priests that were settled under the Tucson Diocese’s bankruptcy plan were alleged to have occurred before 1969 and named churches and priests in Phoenix. The contribution from Phoenix would be added to the $22.2 million bankruptcy settlement fund, and part of it would be used to pay Phoenix claimants’ legal fees.

Posted by kshaw at January 10, 2006 04:18 PM