Al Seib / LAT
On the brink of trial, a settlement resolved the last of about 570 total claims of abuse against 221 priests, brothers, lay teachers and other church employees spanning 70 years. Cardinal Roger M. Mahony was present in court Monday as victims were asked to stand. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles agreed on Saturday to a $660-million settlement with 508 people who have accused priests of sexual abuse, by far the biggest payout in the child molestation scandal that has rocked the Roman Catholic Church nationwide.
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