$30 million awarded in Delaware for Priest Abuse

A man who claimed a priest abused him was awarded $30 million in Delaware on Wednesday.

John Vai claimed Francis DeLuca, the former priest who was a teacher at St. Elizabeth's parish in Wilmington, repeatedly abused him as a boy in the 1960s reported NPR.

Facing more than 100 priest abuse lawsuits and filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the Wilmington diocese is under strong heat.

Thomas Neuberger, Vai's attorney said he did not expect to collect all damages from DeLuca but said the parish has sufficient assets to pay the award.

In a statement to Mr. Vai and other victims, bishop W. Francis Malooly apologized and said that the bishop of the diocese, not the parishes should be held responsible reported The New York Times.

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