People who were sexually abused by priests from the Diocese of Harrisburg can now apply to receive financial compensation from the diocese. The diocese--which includes parishes in Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland counties--launched a compensation program on Tuesday for victims of sexual abuse by priests. Officials say funding will come in the form of a loan from the Priest's Retirement Fund, other existing diocesan assets, and possibly insurance funds. To participate in the program, a claimant must have previously identified themselves to the Diocese on or before February 11th, 2019. The claims period will run for 90 days, from February 12th through May 13th. More information on filing a claim for compensation is available by calling 1-800-540-2624 or by clicking here.