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Diocese of Winona-Rochester bankruptcy case could take years to resolve

The Diocese of Winona-Rochester is detailing how filing for bankruptcy will affect survivors of clergy sex abuse. It is facing 121 claims of child sexual abuse by diocese clergy members between 1960 and 1986 under the Minnesota Child Victims Act. That is an act that lifted the statute of limitations on past claims of abuse during a three year period. 

Pope says meeting with sex abuse survivors had 'profound effect' on him

Pope Francis said Wednesday that his recent meeting in Ireland with eight people who suffered sex abuse by figures in the Catholic Church left a "profound mark" on him, but suggested that the right measures were being put in place to ensure such abuse cannot happen again.

$3.8 billion paid over sex abuse allegations in Catholic Church since 1980s

Since the 1980s, the Catholic Church in the United States and its insurance companies have paid out more than $3.8 billion in lawsuits and claims involving allegations of clerical sexual abuse, according to a monitoring group.

Pope's visit fails to soothe Irish fury over abuse

Delivering Mass under stormy Dublin skies, Pope Francis gave an unplanned speech on abuse to hundreds of thousands of faithful in leafy Phoenix Park and asked for forgiveness.