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Minnesota archdiocese files for bankruptcy

January 16, 2015

The Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, Minnesota, has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the 12th Catholic diocese in the US to take that step in the wake of the sex-abuse scandal.

The archdiocese, in federal court filings, listed assets of $10-$50 million, and liabilities that could reach $100 million. The potential liabilities include as many as 100 new sex-abuse claims.


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