August 30, 2018

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA RESPONDS TO STATE SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE JOE SCARNATI’S COMMENTS REGARDING STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS LEGISLATION

Some victims of historic abuse are barred from filing a court case because the Pennsylvania Constitution prevents time-barred claims from being revived, and statutes of limitation serve a needed purpose.  We nonetheless believe these victims are entitled to help.  This is consistent with our on-going approach.

The Archdiocese has paid more than $10 million in recent years to help hundreds of victims, regardless of whether their claims are barred.  Thus, we are receptive to any fair and reasonable program to help victims whose cases are barred.

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