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Total cost of abuse scandal nears $4B: report

November 03, 2015

The clerical abuse scandal has cost American dioceses and religious orders approximately $3.99 billion since 1950, according to research conducted by The National Catholic Reporter.

The total cost of the clerical abuse scandal to American dioceses and religious institutes between 2004 and mid-2014 stood at nearly $2.9 billion, according to the data published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which the Reporter believes has underestimated the scope of the costs.

 


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  • Posted by: seewig - Nov. 03, 2015 10:38 PM ET USA

    Didn't have to be a money issue, if only the responsible clergy had stood up and faced the accusations personally. But since nobody was "responsible" the suits were brought against dioceses, which also had a bigger pockets, which in turn was an attraction to more accusations, true or not. And that cost the dioceses huge amounts which was taken away from the faithful. I would say: looks like from the beginning to have been a scam.