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Archdiocese bankruptcy creditors wants claims deadline for clergy abuse victims pushed back


ST. PAUL, Minnesota — The creditors committee in the bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has asked a judge to give clergy sex abuse victims more time to file claims.

Aug. 3 is the current deadline. The committee wants that pushed back to May 25, 2016, which would align with the deadline the Legislature has set for victims to file abuse lawsuits. In a court filing, the committee notes that the bankruptcy judge has expressed concerns about the church's efforts to publicize the deadline.

Minnesota Public Radio reports ( ) a hearing on the request is scheduled for July 30.

More than 170 abuse victims have filed claims against the archdiocese. At least 120 or so parishes are also filing claims, seeking compensation for costs related to resolving clergy sex abuse claims.

Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News,

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