Buffalo Diocese Reaches Settlement

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BUFFALO, NY (Newsource) – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has reached a landmark settlement with New York State’s Attorney General’s Office.

It stems from a 2020 lawsuit alleging the Diocese failed to address the child sex abuse crisis and “systematically evaded” the reforms it adopted nearly 20 years ago for investigating and responding to abuse complaints. The settlement does not include admission of wrongdoing.

It does include a five-year compliance program requiring credibly-accused priests to submit to a supervision program.

There are reportedly over 900 pending Child Victims Act cases alleging sexual abuse of children by diocesan priests filed against the Buffalo Diocese.

The Attorney General’s settlement does not affect pending claims for damages against the Diocese.


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