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The Milwaukee Archdiocese has proposed setting aside $4 million to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse in its bankruptcy reorganization plan.

The Archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in 2011, saying pending sexual abuse lawsuits could leave it with debts it's unable to pay.  It's creditors include hundreds of people who were sexually abused by clergy.

In a statement Wednesday, the Archdiocese says the bankruptcy plan will include $4 million for sexual abuse victims.  It also proposes borrowing $2 million from a controversial cemetery trust fund.

Michelle Maternowski

For a time Monday, it was difficult to access the Milwaukee Archdiocese website. It stalled, after the church released 6,000 pages of documents detailing its response to clergy sex abuse allegations, spanning decades.