Catholic Church abuse claims were anticipated years before allegations were made

April 12, 2015 - 12:15AM

April 12, 2015 - 12:15AM, (29)Chris Vedelago, Jane Lee, Brisbane Times

The Catholic Church had set aside tens of millions of dollars to compensate sexual abuse victims years before it was prepared to publicly acknowledge the extent of the problem and now has up to $150 million set aside to cover existing and future claims.

The Sunday Age can reveal the church's insurance company has allocated up to $150 million to cover outstanding and anticipated compensation claims,more than three times the amount believed to have been paid to victims to date.

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