The Archdiocese of St. John’s has submitted for personal bankruptcy defense.
Archbishop Peter Hundt made the announcement Tuesday afternoon by means of a news release that the archdiocese experienced filed a notice of intention to make a proposal pursuant to the Personal bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
“Over the previous yr because the authorized selection turned closing that the archdiocese was vicariously liable for the promises of abuse at the Mount Cashel orphanage in the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s, we have been performing challenging to identify how most effective to take care of these promises though also making sure the ongoing apply and celebration of our Catholic faith,” Hundt said.
“In impact, we will be requesting more time to entire our analysis of our belongings, formally get in touch with for statements in opposition to the archdiocese, and produce a proposal for our collectors to settle victims’ statements and creditor liabilities. This system will require the archdiocese promoting diocesan qualities like church buildings to contented promises. This will be a transparent process adjudicated by way of the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court.”
Hundt mentioned the church is committed to settling the victims claims, and “hope in undertaking so we can convey some evaluate of therapeutic to them, their family members and all who have been wounded by sexual abuse.”
Hudnt claimed he will be conference with parishes and groups in the coming weeks.