MD- Clergy abuse victims to leaflet outside big Baptist meeting

They want independent review of clergy abuses & cover-ups 

And they warn more lawsuits will happen if officials don't act 

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos, child sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand out fliers about child molesting clerics to church members attending the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. The leaflets urge Baptists to:

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Geneva- Clergy sex victim available on Friday re UN report

Second UN panel to judge Vatican for child sex crimes & cover ups

Geneva-based Committee Against Torture releases report Friday morning

A clergy sex abuse victim with SNAP will be available for interviews in Geneva

On Friday, May 23 from 10:30 a.m. until 2 or 3 p.m., Miguel Hurtado will be available for interviews about the United Nations Committee Against Torture's new report on clergy sexual violence and cover ups in the Catholic church.

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CA- Church must do more about 2 priests, victims say

Church must do more about 2 priests, victims say

They release, for the first time, a 25 page police report

Bishop should say where the alleged predators are now

And both should be put in treatment centers, victims say

SNAP: “Top Catholic official should visit affected parishes

Soto must beg victims & witnesses to speak up, group insists

Victims want “real outreach” that will help law enforcement

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood  photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will prod Sacramento's Catholic bishop to do more about two priests who, within the last year, have been investigated by police about alleged child sex crimes.

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MI- Victims to leaflet statewide church meeting

Victims to leaflet statewide church meeting

They worry about predator at Methodist college

As a teacher, he admitted molesting two teenagers

He's accused of impregnating one & giving her an STD

SNAP to ministers: “Don't be like the 'do nothing' Catholics”

“Pressure college president & warn your flocks,” victims urge

WHAT
Holding signs and childhood photos, child sex abuse victims will hand fliers to Methodist ministers and congregants from across Michigan at their annual conference. The leaflets urge church officials and members to; 

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PA- Victims to leaflet Catholic cathedral

Victims to leaflet Catholic cathedral

They draw attention to one more predator

 He abused elsewhere but also worked in Pittsburgh

 His presence & crimes have not been publicized here, group maintains

 SNAP to bishop: “Come clean now about your own child molesting clerics!”

 SNAP: “Every Catholic should ask their loved ones 'Did any priest hurt you?'

WHAT

As parishioners leave mass, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand fliers out that;

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PA- In widening scandal, victims want more abuse outreach

In widening scandal, victims want more abuse outreach

Eight child molesting clerics are “outed” in just 5 weeks

SNAP: “Bishop should write ALL parochial school alums”

Group also wants officials to post predators' work histories

Zubik should also “personally visit every place where they worked,” victims say

WHAT
Holding childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy abuse victims and advocates will react to a growing scandal involving at least eight recently exposed child molesting clerics. They will also prod Pittsburgh's Catholic bishop to;

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WA- Victims challenge archbishop on two clerics

Victims challenge archbishop on two clerics 

One reportedly molested more than 50 children

He's now in Hawaii; the other one's in Washington 

Local Catholic officials are secretive about both predators 

Group praises two Catholic lay people for blasting Sartain 

SNAP: “Other 'church insiders' should also speak up now

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will blast Seattle's Catholic archbishop over his “reckless and continuing secrecy” in clergy sex cases and urge him to;

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MI- Victims file complaint vs. professor

He admitted molesting two teenaged girls

His former employer was forced to pay $1.6 million

But he works now at a MI college & no one was warned

Group wants Methodists, who meet there this week, to act

SNAP: “Church officials should at least alert others about him”

He is also accused of impregnating one girl & giving her an STD 

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, child sex abuse victims and advocates will disclose that they are;

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Geneva- Two child molesting clerics worked in Switzerland

 Victims to leaflet outside cathedral

Two child molesting clerics worked in Switzerland

Group urges church members & staff to report abuse

SNAP: “Catholic officials should do more to protect kids”

WHAT 

Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy sex abuse victims will hand out fliers to Catholic churchgoers and passers. The leaflets urge anyone with information about clergy sexual misdeeds to “start healing and protecting kids by calling law enforcement, exposing wrongdoers and speaking up.”

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CA- New accused cleric exposed in LA

New accused cleric exposed in LA

When "outed" in AZ, he was sent overseas

He's now still on the job in Pope's home country

SNAP to archbishop: “You must demand his return”

“Reach out to all possible victims,” support group begs

WHAT

Holding signs and photos of themselves at a sidewalk press conference, victims of sexual abuse will: 

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Geneva- Victims to leaflet outside cathedral

Victims to leaflet outside cathedral

Two child molesting clerics worked in Switzerland

Group urges church members & staff to report abuse

SNAP: “Catholic officials should do more to protect kids

 

 

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Rome- New Vatican abuse panel to hold 1st meeting

New Vatican abuse panel to hold 1st meeting

Victims beg committee: “Take immediate action

Use 'bully pulpit' to 'denounce bad bishops,' they urge 

They also ask for open, public hearings in several countries

SNAP: “Vulnerable kids can't wait a year or two for Vatican steps

Practical moves, that require no study, are needed right now,” they say

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy sex abuse victims will call on Pope Francis' new child sex panel to take immediate steps to protect kids. Specifically, victims want the panel (at or shortly after their first meeting) to

--make public all agendas and minutes of their meetings,

--hold public hearings about the church's on-going abuse and cover up crisis in at least a dozen nations, and

They will also beg the panel to immediately denounce

--the new, secretive Italian bishops abuse policy, and

--Individual bishops who are clearly concealing or have concealed abuse.   

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IL- Victims leaflet outside church

Victims leaflet outside church

Their concerns: JPII & predator priest

Twice accused Catholic cleric is still on the job

Put back into a parish, he now faces 2nd accuser

Self help group suspects others were also assaulted by him

In “unprecedented move,” archdiocese lets priest “self-regulate

SNAP members will also denounce Pope John Paul II sainthood

WHAT

As parishioners leave mass, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand out fliers about their recently accused, suspended and re-instated priest who allegedly assaulted two children. The leaflets urge local Catholics to

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Rome- Victims hold rooftop candlelight vigil

Victims hold rooftop candlelight vigil in Rome

Event is just before Pope John Paul II is named a saint

With St. Peter's as backdrop, group honors 'the wounded, not the complicit'

They’ll also read an 'open letter' to victims & whistleblowers urging persistence

Group urges all who saw, suspected or suffered crimes & cover ups to 'speak up now' 

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Rome- Victims plead with Vatican officials

Victims plead with Vatican officials

Please stop honoring wrongdoers like JPII,” they beg

SNAP: “Those who commit or conceal crimes keep getting praised” 

And that, they say, encourages other clerics to continue wrongdoing

Such callousness also deepens the pain of victims & parishioners, group charges

Two events in Rome on Friday, and one in Geneva in May, will feature victims

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood pictures at a news conference, clergy sex abuse victims from Australia, Spain, Austria and the U.S. will

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