Roman Catholic

Los Angeles Archdiocese to Pay $13 Million to Settle Clergy Abuse Lawsuits

17 separate cases

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will pay $13 million to settle 17 clergy abuse lawsuits, including 11 that involve a visiting Mexican priest who fled prosecution and remains a fugitive more than 25 years later, plaintiffs' attorneys said Tuesday.

The deal resolves all remaining clergy abuse lawsuits against the nation's largest archdiocese.

"We're happy to have this behind us," said J. Michael Hennigan, an archdiocese attorney.