Springfield Diocese Settles With Man Raped By Bishop Weldon In The 1960s

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield has announced a settlement with a Chicopee man who said he was raped as a child in the 1960s by the late Bishop Christopher J. Weldon and two other priests.

The monetary aspect of the settlement will remain confidential, the man’s attorney has said.

The resolution follows two years of contentious litigation with the man, identified only as “John Doe” in public court filings. The case was headed to trial this month in Hampden Superior Court before the parties signaled a settlement was near.

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