Archdiocese of St. John’s, N.L., sells almost all church buildings


The Archdiocese of St. John’s, N.L., says it has practically accomplished the method of promoting off church properties within the metropolis because it offers with sexual abuse claims.

Archbishop Peter Hundt issued a press release on Sunday saying all church buildings have both been provided by way of a young gross sales course of or by way of actual property agent listings.

Hundt says rural areas of the archdiocese will start the identical course of quickly.

The work is the outcome of a Supreme Court of Canada choice that left the church chargeable for abuse dedicated on the Mount Cashel Orphanage between the Forties and Sixties, leading to an abuse claims settlement of over $50 million.

Hundt says it is hoped the claims course of will probably be accomplished by this time subsequent yr and that victims and their households could have acquired “a measure of therapeutic and peace.”

The archbishop says an administrative restructuring additionally continues and a brand new company construction for the archdiocese is deliberate to be applied by Jan. 1.

Hundt stated the archdiocese has labored with a court-appointed monitor and consultant counsel for the claimants to finalize a call-for-claims course of that permits anybody with a declare to current it.

“Through this course of we’ll verify the worth and quantity of claims that have to be addressed by the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of St. John’s,” Hundt stated.

He stated the method would take a number of months to manage and additional particulars could be launched because it unfolds.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Nov. 20, 2022.


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