September 25, 2018 / 9:06 PM / 24 days ago

Pivotal settlement approved in Minnesota archdiocese's bankruptcy

A judge on Tuesday approved a $210 million settlement between the Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and roughly 450 alleged victims of clergy sex abuse, paving the way for the church division to emerge from bankruptcy.

“Monetary settlement is just a part of establishing some justice,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda told reporters after a hearing at which Judge Robert Kressel of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Minneapolis approved the deal.

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