Catholic Church Facing 5,000 New Sex Abuse Cases: ‘It Was a Tragedy, It Was a Sin, It Was a Crime’

The sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church is about to get much worse with new claims against its clergy expected across the country.

New rules for sexual abuse claims are extending or suspending the statutes of limitation in 15-states. That means a surge in new cases, stretching back decades, is expected to hit the Catholic Church.

The legal reckoning could cost over $4 billion in payouts for upwards of 5,000 new cases.


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