NH diocese will pay $5 million to 62 victims


MANCHESTER (NH)
The Union Leader

By MARK HAYWARD

Union Leader Staff

The Catholic Diocese of Manchester will pay more than $5 million to 62 people who claimed they were abused by priests and other church workers as minors, church officials announced yesterday.

The incidents took place as long ago as the 1950s and as recently as the 1980s and involved 28 priests, two lay workers and one member of a religious order, the diocese said in a release.

The diocese disclosed the names of all the priests and lay workers except three, which the reported victims wanted to be kept confidential, diocesan officials said.

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