Archdiocese Sells 43 Properties To Pay Abuse Victims

The Christian Post reports:

A Canadian court has approved the sale of 43 Catholic Church properties as part of a financial settlement with victims of sex abuse, with more sales expected to come later.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John’s, based in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, will sell the properties, including 13 church properties, after the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador approved the measure.

Notable properties on the list included the Basilica Cathedral and Pastoral Centre, St. Bonaventure’s College and St. Bon’s Forum, which will be historically preserved. Archbishop Peter Hundt explained in an open letter Saturday to the members of the archdiocese that the 43 “parcel sales” included “the sale of 12 of our parish churches.”

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