Bishop's internal memo announces major cut backs, layoffs coming

According to Delaware Online:

Layoffs and reductions in some church services and ministries will be coming later this year as a result of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington's proposed $77.4 million settlement with survivors of priest sexual abuse, according to a memo from Bishop W. Francis Malooly being circulated to employees this week.

Diocesan officials confirmed the memo was issued but declined to answer questions about specifics -- like how many of the approximately 190 diocesan employees may be let go or what services will be suspended or reduced. The memo states that the layoffs will take place July 1, but officials said employees will likely be notified if they are on the list this week.

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