Archdiocese of Baltimore

Chapter 11 Reorganization Update

Archbishop William E. Lori announces the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s path forward under Chapter 11 reorganization to equitably compensate victim-survivors of child sexual abuse while ensuring the local Church can continue in mission and ministry.

The Archdiocese of Baltimore filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization to (1) achieve equitable compensation for victim-survivors who submit claims and (2) to ensure the continuation of the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s ministries. The United States Bankruptcy Court granted the petition for the District of Maryland. The deadline for the filing of child sexual abuse claims related to the Archdiocese of Baltimore personnel is May 31, 2024.

Please join us in prayer for victim-survivors and their loved ones. Join me in prayer for our Archdiocese.