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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Catholic Diocese and Franciscan Order Settle Abuse Lawsuits
AP reported yesterday that the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio and a Franciscan order based in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania have agreed to pay $900,000 to settle lawsuits involving 28 claims of abuse committed by a now deceased Brother in the order, Joseph Baker. The abuse occurred in Catholic schools in Warren, Ohio between 1986 and 1990. Baker committed suicide in 2013.