A Florida lawyer, acting on behalf of a victim in Virginia who made allegations against Monsignor Francis Nave, sued Nave, the Diocese and Bishop Alfred Schlert. The settlement paid by the Diocese involved only the part of the suit against the Diocese and the Bishop.
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The Diocese of Allentown has received an allegation of sexual misconduct against Monsignor Edward Sacks dating back to the 1970s when he was assigned to the former Holy Name High School, Reading.
Incidents of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church have declined sharply since their peak in the 1970s and 1980s, according to two national studies.