Proposed class-action suit claims negligence by Vancouver Archdiocese

A proposed class-action lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese of Vancouver claims the archdiocese was "systematically negligent" in protecting parishioners from abuse by clergy.

"The archdiocese was aware of the abuse and allowed the abuse to continue. The archdiocese was also complicit in silencing survivors, who were required to take oaths of secrecy when making complaints to the archdiocese," the claim states.

'This has to stop now': Vancouver Archdiocese releases abuse report

Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller released an archdiocesan review committee report on clerical sexual abuse, the culmination of a months-long survey of sexual abuse cases in the Archdiocese of Vancouver since 1950. It is the first report of its kind released by any diocese in Canada.