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Six California Dioceses Create Victim Compensation Program

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Six Catholic dioceses across California, including Los Angeles and Orange, said Tuesday that they had joined together to create a “compensation program” that would be available to victims of clergy sexual abuse as an alternative to suing the church. Diocese officials said the fund would be open to all clergy sex abuse victims, including people […]

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California Attorney General Investigates L.A. Archdiocese’s Handling Of Sex Abuse Cases

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The California attorney general’s office will review how the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has handled sexual abuse allegations, including whether it followed mandatory reporting requirements to law enforcement, according to a letter reviewed by The Times. The letter, dated Thursday, from Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra to Archbishop Jose Gomez, requests that church officials preserve […]