ITALY- Leaders of 2 groups appeal to pope about worst Jesuit abuse cases

Leaders of 2 groups appeal to pope about worst Jesuit abuse cases 

First Jesuit pope has unique opportunity and obligation

Pope Francis must make Jesuits “clean house,” groups say

Jesuit provincials must disclose names of known abusers, as 25 bishops have done

Jesuits operate schools and colleges worldwide; access to children deepens the problem

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ITALY- Two challenge new pope on crisis

Two challenge new pope on crisis

One is a Catholic mother & archivist

The other is an abuse victim & advocate

Both see “major problems” with how church deals with abuse

“Western model” is “largely public relations oriented,” they say

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Predator Priests Moved Country to Country

Victims blast international movement of predator priests

Group wants Interpol to go after child molesting clerics

SNAP gives list of 32 who have moved to/from 18 nations

Over last 10 years, at least 6 from the US have come to Rome

Group: "Church officials should take accused priests' passports"

And they must stop letting child molesting clerics change their names, SNAP says

WHAT:

Holding signs and childhood photos at a news conference, US clergy sex abuse victims will

-- hand out a list of 32 alleged predator priests who have moved or been sent abroad,

-- publicly push Interpol, for the 1st time, to help pursue those who face criminal charges, and

-- discuss 6 priests – from Australia and the US – who face abuse allegations and were sent to work/ live in/or near the Vatican over the past decade. (One was reportedly still living in Rome last year.)

 

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ITALY- Italian clergy sex victim detained

Italian clergy sex victim detained

He joins SNAP at news conference

Man tried to give petitions to Vatican

But police held him Friday for two hours

He accuses voting cardinal of hiding predators

Prelate is urged to stay away from papal conclave

SNAP: “Such intimidation & harassment is common

Group says Vatican should launch simple complaint mechanism

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ITALY- SNAP cites 3 "promising prelates" and pushes for more training

SNAP calls three papal candidates “promising”

Clergy sex abuse victims cautiously release new list

And they call for 3 types of training in dioceses across globe

Two kinds - with kids & employees - are already done in US

SNAP: “But no prelate shows flock how to act when accusations surface”

So backers of alleged predators end up “intimidating” victims & witnesses

Victims have prepared 21 point brochure offering guidance for parishioners

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ITALY - Victims release "dirty dozen" list

  • Victims release “Dirty Dozen” list
  • “None of them should be next pope,” they say
  • All 12, from 10 nations, are considered ‘papabile’
  • Group blasts prelates “who pretend the worst is over
  • Scandal has yet to surface in most nations, victims contend
  • It’s ‘shameless spin’ & ‘deliberate deception’ to claim otherwise,” they say
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ITALY - “No one from Curia should be made pope,” victims say

  • “No one from Curia should be made pope,” victims say
  • Group also wants some older cardinals out of Monday meeting
  • SNAP worries Vatican insiders are tied to corruption & last 2 popes
  • “That makes ‘cleaning house’ & exposing cover ups tougher,” it says
  • Victims urge top church staff to try to persuade some peers to “go home”
  • SNAP: Sodano & 5 other “complicit” cardinals should be sent away or stay away
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NY: Victims to Dolan: “take action now"

Victims to Dolan:  “Before conclave, name the predator priests of New York, release sex abuse deposition”

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ITALY - Victims blast Vatican in new United Nations filing

  • Victims blast Vatican in new United Nations filing
  • In 30 page document, they say church breaks UN convention
  • SNAP says top Catholic officials submit one report 14 years later
  • Group accuses Holy See of falling short on prevention & extradition
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ITALY - Victims push Pope for action on his last day

  • Victims push Pope for action on his last day
  • They list 5 things he should do before leaving
  • “Take decisive action now,” self help group urges
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LA - New child sex case filed against Vatican & priest

  • New child sex case filed against Vatican & priest
  • He’s currently facing at least seven criminal charges
  • Cleric spent time in New Orleans and Lake Charles
  • Support group urges bishops to “reach out to victims”
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VA - Serial predator cleric worked in Norfolk

  • Serial predator cleric worked in Norfolk 
  • More than 80 kids say he molested them
  • Eleven settlements were just disclosed in January
  • He committed suicide a week after announcement
  • Church officials in five states concealed allegations
  • SNAP: “How many other child molesting clerics are still hidden?”
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CA - Child sex victims want two new abuse grand juries

  • Child sex victims want two new abuse grand juries
  • SNAP: “Such widespread wrongdoing merits a 2nd look”
  • Group shows examples of excessive archdiocesan redactions
  • Victims say Catholic officials are still protecting other Catholic officials
  • Police probe is good but grand jury subpoena powers are better, group says
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MO - Coach accused of child sex crimes

  • Coach accused of child sex crimes
  • In unusual twist, he’s not identified
  • The accusers don’t remember his name
  • Man taught swimming lessons at the YMCA
  • Lawsuit alleges he abused two boys for a year
  • Victims support group begs others to come forward
  • “YMCA must reach out to other victims, witnesses & whistleblowers” SNAP says
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WA - Victims to archbishop: Where are the predators?

  • Victims to archbishop: Where are the predators?
  • Eleven Seattle area clerics at two schools are accused
  • SNAP: “Catholic officials should say where they are now”
  • Such disclosures “help protect children,” support group says
  • It also backs bill in Olympia to lift “predator-friendly deadline”
  • Proposal would help child victims expose pedophiles in court
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