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French bishops approve payments for church sex abuse victims

PARIS (AP) — French bishops on Saturday approved plans to financially compensate people abused sexually within the Roman Catholic Church. Any person recognized by their bishop as a victim will be eligible to receive money, they said, and the church will appeal for donations to foot the bill. Bishops also voted to allocate 5 million euros ($5.5 million) to an independent commission examining church sex abuse in France and to support prevention efforts. Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, the archbishop of Reims and...


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