AUSTRALIA- Pell proves Vatican incapable of putting kids first
For immediate release Thursday August 21, 2014
Cardinal Pell is hiding details of crimes committed on Australia soil against Australian children behind specious claims to be a sovereign state. But if that is the case, why is the Australian government funding this foreign power?
Australian survivors and the Royal Commission have been slapped in the face by church officials' arrogance and belief they are above the law.
But there is one way to ensure compliance with the Royal Commission's reasonable and legal request for information.
The Australian government must move to immediately withhold all tax breaks and other forms of taxpayer funding until the Catholic Church cooperates with all Royal Commission requests, and no longer covers up and enables the widespread and systemic rape of Australia's children.
Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com), Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747,SNAPblaine@gmail.com); Nicky Davis, Australian SNAP Leader (+011 61 422 538 440, firstname.lastname@example.org)
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.