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Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau spent $700K settling abuse claims

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield–Cape Girardeau Bishop Edward Rice released a report showing its expenditures settling allegations of clergy abuse over the last 30 years.

The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau spent over $700,000 on settlements, legal fees and investigation costs, according to the report.

The report named 16 priests the diocese found had credible accusations of child abuse.

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