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Diocese of Camden Bankruptcy Plan Confirmed, But Survivors’ Fight to Continue

The Diocese of Camden is to pay $87.5 million to survivors of clergy sex abuse under a plan approved by a bankruptcy judge.

A trust intended to help some 300 abuse survivors will receive payments from the diocese and related entities over a five-year period, court records show.

The reorganization plan, which was confirmed about 3½ years after the diocese sought bankruptcy protection, also calls for “maintaining and enhancing the protocols for the protection of children,” Bishop Dennis Sullivan said in a statement.

But the survivors’ fight isn’t over, said John Baldante, who is involved in the case.

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