The Diocese of Erie has released new details about the independently administered compensation fund for victims of abuse.
Bishop Lawrence Persico says an independent administrator has been named, a time frame has been set, and a plan for how the funds will be secured is now in place.
Persico says the purpose is to offer survivors whose abusers are beyond the statute of limitations a non-contentious way to get monetary compensation.
He adds that, “Although money will never fully heal the deep wounds felt by survivors, this fund is a crucial step in the diocese’s ongoing reconciliation and reform efforts.”
Many survivors have repeatedly said they don’t want money; they want a day in court.
You can read the full statement and the details here: