Catholic Diocese of Buffalo declares bankruptcy, looks to settle child abuse lawsuits

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Another Roman Catholic diocese has filed for bankruptcy protection amid lawsuits stemming from the priest sex abuse scandal a diss of buffalo became the second in the state to file for chapter eleven reorganization after that ISIS of Rochester filed last September bishop Richard Malone resigned from the buffalo diocese in December under pressure from the Vatican he was accused of withholding the names of dozens of priests accused of misconduct and biases already has paid out about eighteen million dollars to more than a hundred victims under an independent compensation program established in twenty eighteen it faces more than two hundred forty new lawsuits filed since August after New York revise the state's child victims

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