Bankruptcy court approves Diocese of St. Cloud’s reorganization plan

Thursday, the Minnesota Bankruptcy court approved a plan for reorganization submitted by the Diocese of St. Cloud and the creditors’ committee of clergy abuse victims.

According to a release from the diocese, the plan provides $22.5 million to compensate survivors of clergy abuse.

Diocese of St. Cloud, clergy abuse survivors reach deal on framework for $22.5M settlement

"I again want to apologize on behalf of the Church to the survivors of clergy sexual abuse," Bishop Donald Kettler said. "Coming forward took a great deal of courage. The Church failed them, and I hope this helps them to move further along the path of healing and peace."

Clergy sexual abuse survivors and the diocese announced an agreement on a framework for resolving clergy sexual abuse claims this spring.

The diocese filed a petition for relief after it reached the agreement in May.