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Philadelphia archdiocese opens claims process for sex abuse victims compensation fund

November 13, 2018

FILE – This Dec. 1, 2012 file photo shows a silhouette of a crucifix and a stained glass window inside a Catholic Church in New Orleans. As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for an important national assembly, the clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda. But it’s only one of several daunting challenges facing the nation’s […]

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The Philadelphia Roman Catholic Archdiocese will not put a cap on payouts to victims of clergy sexual abuse, administrators of a new reparations program announced Tuesday.

The initiative, called the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations program, will be run by a team that oversees a similar fund for victims in New York, and monitored by a committee of three people paid by the archdiocese.

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