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Minnesota Clergy Abuse Victims to Sue Vatican, Seek Abusers’ Names

Five men who say they were sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests when they were minors are planning to sue the Vatican and are demanding the names of thousands of predator priests they claim have been kept secret by the …

Hartford Archdiocese Has Paid $50M to Settle Abuse Claims

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford says it has paid $50.6 million to settle priest sexual abuse claims over the last several decades. The archdiocese said Tuesday that it has settled 142 claims involving 32 clergy members. The archdiocese paid …

Former Connecticut Altar Boy Sues Church Over Alleged Sexual Abuse

A former Connecticut altar boy who says he was sexually abused by a now deceased Roman Catholic priest has sued the Archdiocese of Hartford. The Republican American reports that the lawsuit filed Wednesday by 46-year-old Kevin Distasio alleges negligence and …