Duluth Catholic diocese latest to file for bankruptcy over sex abuse payouts

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(RNS) The Minnesota diocese said its share of an $8.1 million award granted by a jury last month -- perhaps the largest ever to a single victim -- gave it no choice but to become the 13th U.S. diocese to seek Chapter 11 protection.