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Parish funds won't go to abuse payments, Irish bishop claims

Catholic World News - March 08, 2010

Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns, Ireland-- who last week asked the faithful to help pay for sex-abuse settlement-- has said that no money from parish collections will be used for that purpose. Settlement costs will be met with the help of special donations and a new mortgage on the diocesan headquarters, he said. "No monies from parish collections have been used to date to fund the payment of compensation claims as have been agreed, and no plans are either in place -- or envisaged -- where future claims would be funded from these sources."

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