NEW HAMPSHIRE DIOCESE SETTLES SUITS
The Roman Catholic diocese of Manchester, N.H., agreed to pay $950,000 to settle lawsuits brought by 16 men who said they were molested by priests as far back as 1957. Eight former priests are accused by the men altogether. According to the diocese, four have died, two are alive but no longer act as priests, and two left the ministry in the 1960s. They said no active priests is facing accusations of molestation.