ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester has filed for bankruptcy.
The Diocese of Rochester represents 86 parishes in 12 counties, including Cayuga, Seneca, Tompkins and Wayne Counties.
This follows a flurry of lawsuits against the organization, mostly sexual assault cases, that were filed following the enactment of the Child Victims Act.
The Child Victims Act, which went into effect on August 14, extended the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse cases for one year.
Rochester’s Diocese is the first to file bankruptcy in our state, and the 20th to do so in the nation.
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