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Bankrupt diocese wants to pay $10,000 per month to accused priests

Catholic World News - January 18, 2010

In a move that has angered abuse victims, the Diocese of Wilmington (Delaware) has petitioned a federal bankruptcy judge for permission to pay $10,000 in combined monthly benefits to six priests accused of abuse.

Upon investigation, an allegation against one of these six priests was deemed not credible. The others have been removed from public ministry, including the recently laicized Francis DeLuca, who repeatedly abused boys between 1962 and 1993 and had a vanity license plate with the words “Uncle Frankie Wankie.”

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