Stockton, California Catholic Diocese to become 10th in U.S. to file for bankruptcy protection

Statement from Bishop Stephen Blaire

After months of careful consideration and prayer, it has become clear to me that the Diocese of Stockton’s financial difficulties can only be resolved by filing for bankruptcy protection. This decision was reached through consultation with experts in finance and law, as well as with priests, parishioners and many others in the community our Diocese serves.

Our attorneys will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.

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