Diocese of Winona-Rochester reached settlement

Thu 2-11-2021

(Winona, MN)  --  The Diocese of Winona-Rochester says it is settling clergy sex abuse claims from 145 survivors for 21-and-a-half-million dollars.  The settlement will allow the diocese to file a reorganization plan with a U-S bankruptcy court. 

The Diocese said in a statement, "this settlement, mutually agreed to by the Diocese and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, includes resolution of claims against the parishes, schools and other Catholic entities within the Diocese."  Bishop John M. Quinn said that on behalf of the Diocese, he wanted to express his sincere apology to all those who have been affected by sexual abuse in their Diocese. 

The diocese filed bankruptcy in November 2018.