FROM Bryan Cones
Los Angeles Archdiocese to Pay $660 Million to 508 Victims Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles heads the nation's largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese , and he's agreed to the biggest settlement yet with victims of sex abuse by priests. The Los Angeles payout to victims is $660 million, roughly a third of the $2.1 billion that sexual abuse by priests has cost America's Roman Catholic Church in the past 5 years. Despite the payout, Mahony has not earned the forgiveness of all victims' groups, says Bryan Cones, associate editor of US Catholic magazine.
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