Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 19, 2019 / 16:40 pm
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has so far authorized more than $8.4 million in compensation to survivors of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy, according to an interim report released on Feb. 15.
The report analyzed the first three months of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program (IRRP), which was formally launched in mid-November 2018. All who were abused as minors by members of the clergy in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are eligible to apply for compensation, even if the statute of limitations has expired.
All 348 people who had previously reported abuse to the archdiocese were mailed information on the program and filing a complaint.
In addition, 120 people who had not previously reported a claim have registered for the program on the IRRP website, and of these, 72 were deemed eligible to file a claim, and 39 were ruled ineligible. Nine of these claims are still pending approval.