Media Statements

We are SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. We are the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others).

SNAP responds arrest of Fr. George Ansel Smith

We are grateful for the investigators in the RCMP for their dedication for pursuing Fr. George Ansel Smith. We also applaud the brave victims that came forward to help put this predator behind bars. 


Two groups seek action from bishop

  • Two groups seek action from bishop
  • "Seek out victims & witnesses,” they say
  • Priest admits viewing child porn in church rectory
  • Zubik should visit every parish where he worked, victims say
  • They urge prelate to “stop asking people to call church authorities”
  • Sex crimes must be reported to secular-not religious-officials, they say

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