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The Santa Fe Archdiocese Settles a Sex Abuse Case For $121.5 Million

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe, N.M., on Wednesday announced a $121.5 million agreement to settle a bankruptcy case involving hundreds of people who accused its priests of sexual abuse.

The proposed settlement will be used to compensate survivors of sexual abuse and will be funded by the archdiocese, its insurance carriers, the parishes within it and other Catholic entities, according to a statement released by the archdiocese.

“The Church takes very seriously its responsibility to see the survivors of sexual abuse are justly compensated for the suffering they have endured,” Archbishop of Santa Fe John C. Wester said. “It is our hope that this settlement is the next step in the healing process of those who have been harmed.”

Read the source article at upi.com

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