2015 Conference Speaker- Juan Carlos Cruz

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Juan Carlos came forward with his story of abuse by Fr. Fernando Karadima, an emblematic priest in Chilean society. Cruz’s story broke in the New York Times forever changing the culture of cover-up and abuse in Chile by the Catholic hierarchy. His book and a movie “El Fin de la Inocencia” became a best seller in Latin America. Now dozens of victims have come forward putting the bishops of Latin America, some of the most conservative Catholic countries in the world, in the public scrutiny. Cruz received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in May 2015 the first survivor who has received this honor.

 

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  • commented 2015-07-26 01:33:27 -0500
    Juan Carlos Cruz’s testimony at the 2015 SNAP Conference will be something unique . In Chile and elsewhere he has had the courage to expose the inestimable harm caused to the young by predatory priests and the double-standards of the Church hierarchy there