MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Survivors of priest abuse say the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul can contribute more to victims than it has proposed in bankruptcy court.
The archdiocese proposed $65 million to go into a trust fund in a May filing.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 3 Deaths, 882 New Cases Reported; 52% Of Minnesotans 16 And Older Are Fully Vaccinated
But a proposal Monday by the committee representing victims says it can really afford around $80 million.
A lawyer for the victim’s committee calls the proposal fair, and says it does not interrupt the work of the church.READ MORE: Teen Falls 5 Stories In Fruen Mill, Seriously Injured
The archdiocese says it is trying to negotiate in good faith, and its goal is a fair and just resolution for all.
The archdiocese filed for bankruptcy last year while facing clergy abuse lawsuits.MORE NEWS: 'Absolutely Check Your Policies': Breezy Point Couple Learns COVID's Effect On Insurance The Hard Way
It says it is the best way for victims to be fairly compensated.