Question by Aniruddha K: After record lawsuit settlement in the US, church sexual abuse scandals are emerging from Europe? Any hopes?
The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph this week agreed to pay an Independence man $ 225,000, its biggest settlement ever in a case of alleged priest sexual abuse.
The Diocese of San Diego and the Diocese of San Bernardino, which broke off from its southern neighbor in 1978, agreed Sept. 7 to pay $ 198.1 million to settle lawsuits with 144 victims of sexual abuse by priests between 1938 and 1993.
In July 2007 Los Angeles archdiocese agrees to pay $ 660 million to 508 victims in what is by far the largest Catholic settlement of its kind
During the pope’s trip to Austria when it was still reeling from a sex abuse scandal that caused the resignations of Vienna’s archbishop in 1995 and the closure of a seminary near Vienna in 2004, after some 40,000 pornographic photographs were discovered on computers there.
Are these the values we aim to give our children and what sort of citizens can we expect them to be? Do we have to succumb to this organised ring of abuse?
Answer by FRAGINAL-NOYPI
The grant of compensation for sexual lawsuits against priests will open floodgates of many cases against priests even when not supported with evidence but only to harass the Church to pay to eliminate bad publicity.
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