Media Statements and Events

ME--Group wants investigation into child molesting cleric

For immediate release: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

For more information: Melanie Jula Sakoda

Group wants investigation into child molesting cleric

SNAP: “How did a convicted predator get a job in a parish?”

Priest hurt a Michigan child, then Boston bishop gave him posts in NH & Maine

A support group is calling for an investigation into how a priest convicted of a child sex crime got a job at a Maine church.

The New York-based Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA) and its bishop in Boston are being sued by a young man who was molested in Maine as a 15 year old altar boy by a priest who is now behind bars. The newly filed civil lawsuit charges that church officials were negligent in supervising the cleric, who had been convicted of a child sexual crime before he was ordained.


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OH--In rare move, archbishop sues flock; Victims respond

For immediate release: Thursday, June 2, 2016

For more information: Dan Frondorf, David Clohessy 314-566-9790 cell,, Barbara Dorris 314-503-0003 cell,

In rare move, archbishop sues parishioners

Child sex victims welcome “more aggressive action

But they blast Catholic officials for ignoring abuse “enablers

SNAP: Prelate should sue or discipline those who hid child sex crimes

“Why is church money more important than our kids?” support group asks

Organization writes to head of Cincinnati archdiocese urging pursuit of “enablers

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