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Vatican--Novel suit is filed vs. convicted predator who’s set to go back to work; Victims respond

For immediate release: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)

It may be the most irresponsible Vatican move we’ve ever seen: Catholic officials in Rome have lifted the suspension of a recently convicted predator priest. We are stunned and saddened by such blatant recklessness and callousness 

But we’re grateful that one of the priest’s victims is filing a new lawsuit, using a new approach, to try and protect kids from this admitted child molesting cleric.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/u-s-survivor-sue-india-church-reinstating-perv-priest-article-1.2606218

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ND-- Fargo bishop ignores abuse case; Victims respond

For immediate release: Monday, April 18, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

The callous comment yesterday by Fargo Bishop John Folda shows that Catholic officials still puts their comfort and careers ahead of kids’ safety.

Folda says his diocese has “no connection with” Fr. Joseph Jeyapaul and would not comment on the convicted cleric, since it “involves a priest outside his diocese,” according to one newspaper.

http://www.dglobe.com/news/4011755-anti-abuse-network-asks-victims-come-forward-re-assignment-convicted-priest-stunning

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