Group gathers at uptown, calls for release of credibly accused priests' names

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is asking for anyone who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes or cover ups to call law enforcement and their support group..

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tuesday, people took to the streets of uptown Charlotte to call out abuse in the Catholic church.

Members of a support group called the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests held signs at a sidewalk news conference, calling for Charlotte Catholic officials to reveal the names of credibly accused priests.

The group is upset that predator priests who are or were in the Charlotte area have not been outed, calling for Charlotte Catholic officials to make the names of these priests public like other dioceses have recently done.

Additionally, the group is asking for anyone who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes or cover ups to call law enforcement and their support group.

The Diocese of Charlotte released a statement in response to the protest, thanking SNAP for its efforts "on behalf of the victims on behalf of the victims of sexual abuse."

Additionally, the Diocese of Charlotte urges victims of abuse to report it to authorities.

"The alleged abuse by priests highlighted today by SNAP appears to have taken place outside of the Diocese of Charlotte and involved priests who had some conne...

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