Gallup diocese settles Chapter 11 bankruptcy case

The Diocese of Gallup, NM has settled its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case with the provision that $17.6 million was paid to compensate clergy sex abuse claimants. According to court documents, 57 abuse claims were filed in the case; however, the specific number of claims that were approved or rejected was not publicly disclosed.

A summary of the action posted in the National Catholic Reporter (Feb. 7, 2017), notes that US Bankruptcy Judge David T. Thuma issued the final decree and order Jan. 31, but he made the effective date Dec. 13, the date attorneys for the diocese filed a motion requesting the final decree.

For the entire NCR report, click here.

For a posting on the Gallup diocesan web site, click here.