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NY Catholic Church pays $40 million to sex abuse victims<
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NEW YORK (AP) - The Archdiocese of New York says it has paid just over $40 million in compensation to 189 people who identified themselves as victims of clergy sexual abuse.
The Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program ended Nov. 30, but some additional claims are still being processed.
Mediators evaluated claims and determined the amount of compensation.
A spokesman for the R ...