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Sex Abuse Victims Ask Diocese to Reconsider Bankruptcy

A day after the Catholic Diocese of San Diego announced it was declaring bankruptcy, victims of sexual abuse by clergy are calling on the Diocese to reconsider. KPBS Radio's Andrea Hsu has more.

Sex Abuse Victims Ask Diocese to Reconsider Bankruptcy

A day after the Catholic Diocese of San Diego announced it was declaring bankruptcy, victims of sexual abuse by clergy are calling on the Diocese to reconsider. KPBS Radio's Andrea Hsu has more.

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The group Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests called a news conference outside St Joseph's Cathedral in downtown San Diego. In from Missouri was the group's national director, David Clohessy. He called on San Diego Bishop Robert Brom to continue negotiations in court on Friday -- per the request made earlier this week by the judge overseeing the case.

<b> Clohessy: </b> We ask that Bishop Brom honor that judge's order and show by his physical presence that he does want to see this resolved.

San Diego is the fifth Catholic Diocese in the country to file for bankruptcy over the sex abuse scandal. It's also the largest - with 1 million parishioners. In an online statement posted yesterday, Bishop Brom said the bankruptcy filing was not a cop out but a sincere effort to face up to responsibility.

For KPBS, I'm Andrea Hsu.