.- The Diocese of Spokane, Washington is so impoverished that it has stopped paying its lawyers in the midst of its bankruptcy case, reported the Associated Press. Their lawyers have not been paid for at least two months.
The diocese sought bankruptcy protection more than one year ago because of all the claims filed by people who claimed they were sexually abused by priests.
According to its most recent financial statement, the diocese has about $2 million in cash, reported the AP. While it's unclear how much it owes, legal fees alone add up to at least $1.4 million.