THE CIVIL CORPORATIONS OF THE DIOCESE OF GALLUP, ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE DIOCESE OF GALLUP AND THE BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE DIOCESE OF GALLUP, WHICH ARE COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS THE DIOCESE OF GALLUP, HAVE FILED FOR REORGANIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO. If you were abused or suffered injury by clergy or other persons working for the DIOCESE OF GALLUP or for a Catholic parish, school or mission WITHIN the TERRITORY OF THE DIOCESE OF GALLUP and you contend the DIOCESE OF GALLUP is responsible, you must act now to file your claim. The last day to file claims is 5:00 P.M. MDT ON MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014.
The United States Bankruptcy Court has ordered that all persons claiming injury against the Diocese of Gallup for acts of sexual abuse must file a claim on or before 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Monday, August 11, 2014.
YOU MUST COMPLETE A PROOF OF CLAIM IF YOU CONTEND THAT the DIOCESE OF GALLUP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY OR OTHER DAMAGES CAUSED TO YOU BECAUSE YOU CLAIM THAT YOU WERE SEXUALLY ABUSED, WHETHER (1) BY A PRIEST, A NUN, A WORKER, A VOLUNTEER, AN EMPLOYEE OR OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE DIOCESE OF GALLUP, OR ASSOCIATED WITH A PARISH, SCHOOL OR MISSION WITHIN THE TERRITORY OF THE DIOCESE OF GALLUP; OR (2) THROUGH ACTS THAT OCCURRED BEYOND THE TERRITORY OF THE DIOCESE OF GALLUP FOR WHICH YOU CLAIM THE DIOCESE OF GALLUP IS RESPONSIBLE.
For additional information or to obtain a proof of claim form please call toll free in the United States at 1-888-570-6269. Spanish and Navajo translators are available through the toll free number. You can also download the forms from and follow the directions on this page.
IMPORTANT FORMS FOR VIEWING AND DOWNLOADING:
CONFIDENTIAL PROOFS OF CLAIM (SEXUAL ABUSE)
NON-CONFIDENTIAL PROOF OF CLAIM FORMS
For Arizona Entity:
For the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup:
If you have any further questions or experience trouble viewing or downloading the forms, please contact Suzanne Hammons by emailing [email protected] or calling 505-863-4406 ext. 20.