Last Updated : May 24 2019 7:00PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Cabinet passes resolution recommending dissolution of 16th Lok Sabha            Indian delegation participates in second SCO Mass Media Forum in Kyrgyzstan            Gujarat: At least 13 killed in major fire tragedy in Surat; PM Modi expresses extreme anguish            ED moves Delhi HC for cancellation of bail to Robert Vadra            South Korea defeat Indian women's hockey team 4-0           

International News

May 15, 2019

US Catholic dioceses announce abuse compensation program

NSD Logo
Six Catholic dioceses in the United States rolled out a compensation programme for minors sexually abused by clergy.

As some victims are reluctant to come to the church for assistance, the programme in California comes as an alternative to court proceedings. 

The programme will be managed by two independent monitors who have handled similar programs in New York and Pennsylvania. The new initiative will provide pastoral care and financial support to any person who has been sexually abused as a minor by a diocesan priest. 

The programme will be open to anybody who was abused by a priest as a minor, including illegal US residents. The announcement came the same day that five Catholic molestation victims filed a lawsuit in a Minnesota federal court asking a judge to compel the Vatican to open its archives and release details of abusive priests. 

The Catholic Church both in the US and across the globe is struggling to deal with an epidemic of sexual assault by priests, in particular of minors. Pope Francis announced this month that every Catholic diocese would have to come up with a plan for reporting abuse. The measure is expected to bring countless new cases of molestation to light.

   Related News

PM’s Exclusive Interview to DD News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 24 (May) Midday News 24 (May) News at Nine 22 (May) Hourly 24 (May) (1705hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 24 (May) दोपहर समाचार 24 (May) समाचार संध्या 22 (May) प्रति घंटा समाचार 24 (May) (1700hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 24 (May) Khabrein(Day) 24 (May) Khabrein(Eve) 23 (May)
Aaj Savere 22 (May) Parikrama 22 (May) Lok Ruchi Samachar 19 (May)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 22 (May) Samayki 23 (May) Sports Scan 22 (May) Spotlight/News Analysis 22 (May)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 28 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 4 (Apr) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 15 (May) Vaad-Samvaad 7 (May) Money Talk 7 (May) Current Affairs 22 (Mar)