BREAKING NEWS – Wilmington, Delaware – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after decades of sexual abuse claims within one of the country’s largest youth organizations.

The petition, filed in Delaware bankruptcy court, halts the hundreds of lawsuits the BSA is facing that allege sexual misconduct by people within the 110-year-old organization over the years. Sexual abuse settlements had reportedly strained the their finances, with states passing laws last year so victims from long-ago abuse can sue for damages.

Pope Francis I commented on the current crisis by saying, β€œAnd everyone thought it was just priests. Ha!”