Diocese to pay $37M more to abuse survivors

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The Davenport Catholic Diocese and its insurance carriers have agreed to a $37 million bankruptcy reorganization plan that will benefit approximately 156 people who say clergy and other diocesan personnel sexually abused them, lawyers for the victims said this morning, reports the Des Moines Register.

The most interesting part of the settlement, for sure for local folks, is bound to be this: The diocese will provide the opportunity for survivors to address the parish in which their abuse occurred as well as publishing their stories in the Catholic Messenger.

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