Diocese of Harrisburg to Start Paying Abuse Victims

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People who were sexually abused by priests from the Diocese of Harrisburg can now apply to receive financial compensation from the diocese.

The diocese launched a compensation program on Tuesday for victims of sexual abuse by priests.

Officials say funding will come in the form of a loan from the "priest's retirement fund" and other existing diocesan assets.

This comes after dozens of former priests were named as child predators in a statewide grand jury report.

The Diocese of Scranton launched a similar program last month.

2 comments

  • 16viewer

    “Officials say funding will come in the form of a loan from the “priest’s retirement fund” and other existing diocesan assets.” And where did THOSE funds come from? Yep. The collection plate.

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