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Archdiocese of San Francisco Files for Bankruptcy As It Faces Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits

The Archdiocese of San Francisco announced Monday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the face of hundreds of child sex abuse lawsuits.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone made the announcement on the diocese website, which includes a link to a video of Cordileone explaining the decision.

“We believe the bankruptcy process is the best way to provide a compassionate and equitable solution for survivors of abuse while ensuring that we continue the vital ministries to the faithful and to the communities that rely on our services and charity,” Cordileone said.

Read the source article at NBC Bay Area

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