Sex Abuse Scandals Cost US Catholic Church Nearly $3 Billion Over 8 Years
This is part of the "mystery of iniquity" the will prevail in the last days. Has the church become the largest, most well-funded organization of pedophiles in the history of the world? And the financial support still keeps flowing? That is a mystery. -Advent Messenger Commentary
Sex Abuse Scandals Cost US Catholic Church Nearly $3 Billion Over 8 YearsChristian Post
April 3, 2014
by Leonardo Blair
The report, titled 'Report on the Implementation of the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People,' said in 2013 alone sexual misconduct by clergy cost the American dioceses $108,954,109. Of that amount, just over $61 million went toward settlements while another $6.1 million went toward therapy for abuse victims. Some $28.9 million went toward attorneys' fees, while $10.4 million went toward the support of the errant priests.
The report pegged the full cost of the sexual abuse scandals on American dioceses and religious institutes between 2004 and 2012 at $2,744,881,843: $2,351,903,157 for dioceses and eparchies. Scandals cost religious institutes $392,978,686.
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