Catholic Diocese of Rochester heads back to bankruptcy court Tuesday

Updated: February 10, 2020 08:56 PM
Created: February 10, 2020 02:35 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A hearing in the Catholic Diocese of Rochester's bankruptcy case is set for Tuesday.

The hearing in bankruptcy court will discuss whether former Bishop Matthew Clark will be required to testify.


A motion was filed two weeks ago, which argues many plaintiffs have alleged they were abused during Clark's tenure when he was responsible for assigning clergy to their posts. 

The diocese responded opposing the motion and referenced his doctor and lawyer, who say Clark is unable to testify because he suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

The diocese declared bankruptcy in September, following lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act.

Setting a date for when the last lawsuits can be filed by victims is also expected to be discussed at Tuesday's hearing.

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