In one of the biggest settlement agreements reached in New York for survivors of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn has agreed to pay $27.5 million to four persons who alleged they had been abused as children by a volunteer at the St. Lucy-St. Patrick’s church in Brooklyn, the plaintiffs’ lawyers in the case said Tuesday.

Under the settlement agreement, which resolves a case filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court in 2013, each of the four accusers would receive more than $6.8 million each. That figure would be in the upper echelons for individual awards to survivors of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church that have been made public, according to databases and other sources familiar with the litigation.

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