Jesuits Pay $166M in Record Settlement

In the largest settlement between a religious order and abuse victims, 500 people who reported sexual and psychological abuse by Jesuit priests will receive $166.1 million in damages from the Society of Jesus' Pacific Northwest unit and its insurers, the Washington State Association of Justice said in a statement. The abuse occurred between the 1940s and 1990s at Jesuit-operated mission and boarding schools on Indian reservations in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon. The settlement also asks the Jesuits to provide a written apology to the victims as well as share personal documents such as personal medical records.