CNA Staff, Oct 16, 2020 / 14:01 pm
The Diocese of Richmond is set to pay a total of $6.3 million in settlements to more than 50 victims of clerical abuse, the bishop announced this week.
The announcement comes after the diocese celebrated its bicentennial July 11.
"With the celebration of a jubilee year comes another opportunity to work for justice - for acknowledgement of wrongs, reconciliation with those we have wronged, and attempts to repair the hurt we have caused," Bishop Barry Knestout said in an Oct. 15 letter.
"Those three facets - confession, reconciliation and repair - are at the foundation of the Catholic Church's sacrament of reconciliation which was the model for our entering into the Independent Reconciliation Program."