Oversight Committee of the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program Issues First Public Interim Report

To Our Parish Community:

“I am forwarding to you the following email which was sent to all priests and deacons. We have been asked to provide the Oversight Committee’s Report to our Parish Community.

During a meeting with  clergy in November, Archbishop Chaput indicated that the funding for the Compensation Fund would not be coming from the parishes. The funding would be coming from Archdiocesan assets, the proceeds from future sales of Archdiocesan real estate and from the borrowing of funds using Archdiocesan assets as collateral.

Please continue to pray for all those affected by the clergy sex abuse scandal.

Have a blessed day.

Msgr. McCormac”

Oversight Committee of the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program Issues First Public Interim Report

Last November, Archbishop Chaput announced the launch of an Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program (IRRP) in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in order to provide financial support for victims of clergy sexual abuse, especially those whose cases are time barred from civil litigation.

The program operates entirely free from the influence or supervision of Archdiocesan staff and leadership and is administered by nationally respected, independent experts with full authority to provide compensation for the good of survivors who need assistance. It is monitored by an Independent Oversight Committee chaired by former United States Senate Majority Leader, the Honorable George J. Mitchell.

Recently, the Independent Oversight Committee issued its first public report regarding the progress of the IRRP to date. You can view the news release and download a copy of the report at the following link


For further information about ongoing efforts on the part of the Archdiocese to provide assistance to survivors of clergy sexual abuse and protect the children and young people entrusted to its care, please visitwww.AOPPledgetoProtect.com. Kindly consider sharing this information broadly in your parish communities in the manner you deem most appropriate. Thank you.

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan

Vicar for Clergy

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