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).

Archbishop convicted of covering up sex abuse of children avoids jail, victims respond

For immediate release, July 3, 2018

Statement by Tim Lennon, Volunteer President of SNAP, the Survivors Network, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org, 415-312-5820

Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson, who was convicted in May of concealing child sexual abuse, has been spared prison time. The archbishop of Adelaide was sentenced yesterday to six months of house arrest followed by six months of probation due to his ailing health and age.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/02/australia/australia-archbishop-sentencing-intl/index.html


WY--SNAP responds: Bishop Hart found credibly accused in Cheyenne diocese

For immediate release: July 2, 2018

Statement by: Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Regional Leader: 636-433-2511, SNAPjudy@gmail.com

We commend the victims who reported their accusations of sex abuse naming Bishop Joseph Hart. Plus we are encouraged that Cheyenne Bishop Steven Biegler declared the allegations are credible.

https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/cheyenne-diocese-says-former-bishop-sexually-abused-two-wyoming-boys/article_3be9f162-2c0e-5832-8d26-48acf8b7224f.html


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