California diocese to join growing list of US Catholic bankruptcies

Bishop Robert F. Vasa of Santa Rosa, Calif., center, and bishops from California, Hawaii and Nevada arrive to concelebrate Mass at the Basilica of ...

December 3, 2022
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Bishop Robert F. Vasa of Santa Rosa, Calif., center, and bishops from California, Hawaii and Nevada arrive to concelebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls while making their 'ad limina' visits in Rome Jan. 31, 2020. (Credit: Paul Haring/CNS) NEW YORK – Soon into the new year, the Diocese of Santa Rosa, California, will join a growing list of U.S. Catholic dioceses to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as it faces a wave of sexual abuse lawsuits. Bishop Robert Vasa of Santa Rosa announced in a Dec.