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).

Chilean Survivor on resignations of bishops: "Let Them Pack Their Suitcases"

For immediate release, May 20, 2018
Statement by Tim Lennon, Volunteer President of the Board of Directors of SNAP, the Survivors Network (415-312-5820,
Chilean survivor Juan Carlos Cruz responds to the recent resignations of all the bishops of Chile: “Let them pack their suitcases.”
The courage demonstrated by Juan Carlos and other survivors of horrific sexual abuse in Chile has propelled a movement for reform.

SNAP responds: Pope Francis words to Chilean Bishops

For immediate release, May 18, 2018

Statement by: Judy Jones, SNAP "Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests", 636-433-2511,

Pope Francis has responded to the brave clergy abuse victims of Chile. His harsh words to the Chilean Bishops are resonating loudly with other clergy abuse victims throughout the world.

This behavior by bishops is not only a happening in Chile. The Catholic church hierarchy in all the dioceses throughout the world follow the same ego centered and callous behavior of enabling and covering up sex crimes against children. We are not aware of one single bishop who has lost his title, lost his job or been publicly denounced for protecting and shielding predators. Even Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City who was criminally convicted of child endangerment did not lose his job.


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