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Colorado priest abuse reparations program paying victims

Posted at 3:33 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 17:56:15-05

DENVER — A Colorado reparations program for people abused by Catholic priests when they were children has paid more than $1 million to nine of 78 people who submitted claims.

The Colorado Sun reports the filing deadline was Friday and 60 cases are under review.

One of the independent administrators says another $500,000 in payments are due to four other victims.

The reparations program was created through a voluntary agreement between the Catholic Church and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office.

The investigators’ report found at least 166 children had been sexually abused by at least 43 priests since 1950.