Jesuit province in northwestern US files for bankruptcy
CWN - February 18, 2009
The Oregon province of the Society of Jesus has filed for bankruptcy, citing hundreds of legal claims filed by sex-abuse victims. The Oregon province, which covers more geographical are than any other Jesuit territory, is made up of 10 northwestern US states including Alaska, where dozens of natives living in remote areas have filed sex-abuse lawsuits. Jesuit officials said that they had settled 200 such cases, with another 200 remaining to be resolved.
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