February 03, 2006

US Catholic churches paid out $1 billion for sex abuse since 1950

Jamaica Observer

Friday, February 03, 2006

SEXUAL abuse by Roman Catholic priests has cost the US church more than $1 billion (euro830 million) since 1950.

Here are some of the largest known payouts to victims since the crisis intensified in 2002 with revelations that a molester priest was moved among parishes in the Boston Archdiocese without alerting parents or police:

. Diocese of Orange, California, 2004, $100 million (euro82.52 million) for 90 abuse claims.

. Archdiocese of Boston, 2003, $85 million (euro70.14 million) for 552 claims.

Posted by kshaw at February 3, 2006 08:58 AM