"In one of the largest settlements nationwide in the Roman Catholic Church's sexual-abuse crisis, the Jesuits will pay $166.1 million to about 500 abuse victims — many of them Native Americans or Alaska Natives.
Catholic Church's sex-abuse scandal
July 2004: Beset by abuse claims, Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., becomes first in nation to seek bankruptcy protection.
September 2004: Diocese of Tucson (Arizona) seeks bankruptcy protection, followed in December by Diocese of Spokane.
2006-2011: Six more dioceses or archdioceses seek bankruptcy protection.
November 2007: Jesuit order in Northwest settles 110 abuse claims for $50 million. Other claims settled before that date and up to the order's declaration of bankruptcy totaled about $34 million.
February 2009: Beset by continuing claims, Jesuit order in Northwest becomes first Catholic religious order to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
March 25, 2011: Northwest Jesuits agree to pay $166.1 million to some 500 victims to settle bankruptcy proceedings. Settlement includes apologies to victims.
Sources: Seattle Times archives, victims' attorney John Manly, Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus
Diocese of San Diego: $198 million
Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus (NW Jesuits): $166.1 million
Diocese of Orange, Calif.: $100 million
Archdiocese of Boston: $84.3 million
Diocese of Covington, Ky.: $79 million
Diocese of Wilmington, Del: $77 million
Archdiocese of Portland, Ore.: $71.5 million
Archdiocese of Los Angeles: $60 million
Diocese of Oakland, Calif.: $56 million
Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus (NW Jesuits): $50 million
Diocese of Spokane: $48 million
Source: BishopAccountability.org, Diocese of Wilmington"
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