St. John's, Canada, May 9, 2005 / 22:00 pm
The Diocese of St. George’s, Newfoundland, plans to sell all of its churches and missions to settle sexual-abuse claims.
Bishop Douglas Crosby announced that the diocese would sell about 150 properties to raise more than $10 million dollars to pay the settlements awarded to victims of Fr. Kevin Bennett.
The bishop is asking parishioners to buy back core properties when they go on sale in the coming months
Bennett was convicted in 1990 of hundreds of sexual assaults over three decades as a priest.