Diocese of Covington at 401 E. 20th Street, Covington, KY 41014-1485 US - Statement regarding the court ruling Jan. 31, 2006
|Statement regarding the court ruling Jan. 31, 2006|
The Diocese of Covington is pleased that Judge Potter granted final approval this afternoon to the class settlement jointly proposed by the Diocese and counsel for the victim class. We hope that this class settlement can promote healing both for the many victims who were abused and for the Diocese itself. The settlement has the full support of Bishop Foys, who was personally involved in the settlement discussions and who has met individually with more than a hundred victims to express his sorrow and offer them consolation. The class settlement that received final approval today represents several years of intense efforts on the part of the Diocese to find an effective means of resolving all victims' claims and of reaching out to minister to the victims in their pain and distress. We believe that the class settlement allows the Diocese to accomplish both these important goals. We are grateful to class counsel for their cooperation in reaching this resolution and in joining with us to advocate for its approval by the Court. We are also grateful to Judge Potter for the care with which he has approached this difficult matter.