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Gallup diocese files plan to compensate abuse victims

March 22, 2016

The Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico, has filed a financial reorganization plan, which could enable the diocese to exit bankruptcy.

Most of the funds in the $22M reorganization plan-- which requires the approval of the federal bankruptcy court-- would be earmarked for victims of sexual abuse. A lawyer for the victims said that the financial terms offered are a "fair deal." But he said that the victims would not approve the settlement until the diocese agreed to release the personnel records of accused priests.

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