Diocese of Rockville Centre announced plans Thursday, to file for bankruptcy. In a statement shared on Twitter the Diocese said that “in the year since the passage of the Child Victims Act, more than 200 law suits alleging sexual abuse, have been filed against the Diocese”. The letter posted on Twitter goes on to say that the Diocese can’t continue to carry out their “spiritual, charitable and educational missions” while shouldering the heavy burden of litigation expenses. The Diocese of Rockville Centre, has filed for a voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11. The schools and parishes are not part of the bankruptcy filing.
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