Monday, March 12, 2007

New Inquiry of Catholic Diocese in Charleston, SC

From the AP:

A judge ordered an inquiry into whether there were unreported cases of sexual abuse involving the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston. The judge, Diane Schafer Goodstein of Circuit Court, said she would not approve a plan to set aside up to $12 million to settle abuse claims without the review. Judge Goodstein made her decision after a lawyer for abuse victims said the church might have kept cases secret. Peter Shahid, a lawyer for the diocese, said it would cooperate with any inquiry.

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