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Global Groups Hold Press Conference to Demand the Truth, Pope Must Order Release of Vatican’s Files on Former Cardinal

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Survivors Denounce Archbishop Viganò’s Statements Conflating Homosexuality and Sexual Violence by Clergy

Who: 

  • Peter Isley, founding member and spokesperson for Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA USA), survivor of childhood sexual assault by a priest;
  • Becky Ianni, member of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) since 2006 and D.C. area leader of SNAP since 2007, survivor of sexual abuse by a priest; and
  • Pamela Spees, senior staff attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights, and lead counsel to Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

"DC Cardinal should resign," abuse victims say

"DC Cardinal should resign," abuse victims say

They demand that he post names of accused clerics on church websites

Group urges US Justice Department to investigate Catholic sex crimes & cover ups 

And Washington church officials must stop blocking "sorely-needed state law reforms"

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy abuse survivors and their supporters will demand that Washington DC's top Catholic figure resign. They will also ask DC archdiocesan officials to:

--Post the names of all the current and former accused child molesting clerics on church websites, and 

--Stop lobbying against efforts to reform "archaic, predator-friendly state laws."


Scranton PA--Victims blast Catholic officials & prod prosecutors

Victims blast Scranton Catholic officials & prod prosecutors

Victims blast Scranton Diocese Catholic officials

They want "aggressive outreach" to "thousands in pain"

And they insist police, prosecutors and lawmakers do more

SNAP: Bishop must disclose & punish "enablers" who "ignored or hid" abuse

WHAT:     

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk conference, clergy sex abuse survivors and advocates will call on 

--Police throughout the diocese to make "repeated and aggressive public appeals" begging victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to call law enforcement with suspicions or knowledge of abuse or cover ups. 


Greensburg PA--Victims blast Catholic officials & prod prosecutors

Victims blast Greensburg Diocese Catholic officials

They want "aggressive outreach" to "thousands in pain"

And they insist police, prosecutors and lawmakers do more

SNAP: Bishop must disclose & punish "enablers" who "ignored or hid" abuse

WHAT:     

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk conference, clergy sex abuse survivors and advocates will call on 

--Police throughout the diocese to make "repeated and aggressive public appeals" begging victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to call law enforcement with suspicions or knowledge of abuse or cover ups. 


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