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UT--Pope Francis names Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles Oscar Solis as Bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, Victims Respond

For immediate release, January 10, 2017

Statement by Joelle Casteix, volunteer western regional director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests SNAPNetwork.org(949) 322-7434jcasteix@gmail.com

Bishop Oscar Solis spent a little more than a decade in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles—a decade marred by expensive and embarrassing public relations nightmares under Cardinal Roger Mahony, years-long legal battles to keep evidence of sexual abuse secret from victims and the public, and little to no pastoral outreach to hundreds of victims of sexual abuse by dozens and dozens of Los Angeles priests. We hope that his leadership in Salt Lake City will be very different.

http://www.katc.com/story/34222624/pope-francis-names-auxiliary-bishop-of-los-angeles-oscar-solis-as-bishop-of-the-diocese-of-salt-lake-city

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UT—LDS church poised to fight subpoena in sexual abuse case, SNAP responds

For immediate release, January 7, 2017

Statement by Melanie Jula Sakoda, volunteer member of the Board of Directors of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (925-708-6175)

The President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), Thomas S. Monson, has been subpoenaed by lawyers in a civil suit to answer questions about what Monson knows about accusations of sexual abuse in a church-run program on a Navajo reservation during the 1960s and 1970s. Monson is the only official from the time who is still alive. The LDS has indicated that they intend to try to quash the subpoena.

http://fox13now.com/2017/01/05/lds-church-president-thomas-s-monson-subpoenaed-again-for-deposition-in-sex-abuse-lawsuits/

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