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Roman Catholic Church / Sex Abuse Scandal / Santa Fe, New Mexico #597565

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 07, 1994
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Albuquerque: Jim Cummins) The impact of the priest sexual scandal on the archdiocese in Santa Fe, New Mexico, examined; scenes shown of properties the church will have to sell to pay the cost of lawsuits and to avoid bankruptcy. [Santa Fe archdiocese lawyer Paul BARDEKE, Rev. Richard OLONA - comment.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Rehema Ellis) The legacy of shame for the Catholic Church examined; statement from the National Conference of Bishops of the cost of abuse lawsuits to date quoted; map shown of locations with legal action pending. [Saint Paul attorney Jeffrey ANDERSON - cites cost.] The conviction of former priest James Porter of child molesting recalled. The status of insurance for the church detailed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cummins, Jim;
Ellis, Rehema

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