NEW ULM (LEARFIELD) — Ninety-three victims of clergy sexual abuse will share 34-million dollars under a settlement with the Diocese of New Ulm.
The reorganization plan was approved during a bankruptcy hearing Tuesday in Brown County. The settlement includes 17 new child protection protocols enacted by the diocese.
Bishop John Le Voir said, “the Diocese of New Ulm and the Catholic church must do everything possible to protect the vulnerable so that this tragedy never happens again.”
Around 26-million of the 34-million-dollar settlement will come from insurance, the diocese will pay seven-million cash and all the parishes will contribute a total of one million dollars.