Catholic Diocese Of Harrisburg Provides Update on Its Survivor's Compensation Program

The enrollment period has ended for the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg’s Survivor’s Compensation Program for victims of clergy child sex abuse. The 90-day enrollment period for the program which began on February 12th ended on Monday. The Diocese says Commonwealth Mediation and Conciliation or CMCI for short will making settlement offers between now and the end of June. The Diocese says it’s not involved in the process of determining who is eligible for settlements and the amounts. Bishop Ronald Gainer says when the settlement period ends, the Diocese will release a final report on how many survivors it was able to support. The bishop says the Diocese will continue offering counseling to survivors, whether or not they take part in the compensation program or receive a settlement. The Harrisburg Diocese includes parishes in Columbia and Montour Counties.