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Cash-strapped Buffalo Diocese wants to speed up bankruptcy case

Buffalo Diocese Bankruptcy Case
Title: Cash-strapped Buffalo Diocese wants to speed up bankruptcy case

Author: Jay Tokasz

Publisher: The Buffalo News
Date: 06OCT2020

Buffalo Diocese officials, citing a sharp decline in donations and an estimated $4 million per year in bankruptcy costs, are pleading with a federal judge to speed up its reorganization by reducing the time childhood sex abuse victims can file claims and appointing a mediator to negotiate a settlement.

Diocese officials told Chief Judge Carl L. Bucki that the diocese is strapped for cash and no longer provides financial support for 19 programs and ministries, including outreach to youth and migrants, lifelong faith formation, evangelization efforts and aid to Catholic elementary schools.

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