Catholic Congregation of Sainte-Croix hit with 2nd class-action suit

The application for a second class-action lawsuit against the Sainte-Croix Congregation has been approved by the Supreme Court of Canada.

About fifty people allege that - as children - they suffered sexual abuse committed by teachers and school employees of the once-powerful Catholic order in Quebec. The High Court approved this latest class action despite the fact that many years have passed since the alleged assaults occured. 

The case is expected to begin within the next three month and could target all of the Catholic order's institutions.

The exception is for those already affected by the verdict of the first class action, which saw some 200 victims awarded $18-million in damages.