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Saint Patrick Harrisburg The Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick, in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Photo: Jon Bilous/Shutterstock.com

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg has filed for bankruptcy, saying it likely does not have enough assets to cover claims it may face over alleged sexual abuse of children.

The diocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. In a brief outlining its assets and debts, the organization listed assets at between $1 million and $10 million, and cited 19 lawsuits as being among the diocese’s top 20 unsecured claims it is facing.

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