For immediate release: Thursday, March 19, 2015
For more information: Melanie Jula Sakoda (925-708-6175 cell, email@example.com), Cappy Larson (415-637-2006 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org), David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, email@example.com)
Archbishop is “deceiving flock” group says
He’s been ousted and convicted of child sex crimes
Yet he’s started deceptive new website hiding those facts
SNAP: “Church officials should denounce him and warn congregants”
A support group for clergy sex abuse victims is urging Canadian Orthodox Church officials to order an archbishop who was convicted of child sex crimes to take down a deceptive new website. They are also begging them to publicly denounce the predator and warn their flocks about him.
For immediate release: Friday, March 13
Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-503-0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)
As Francis enters the third year of his papacy, to many, his most memorable quote was “Who am I to judge?”
To abuse victims, however, his most memorable quote was “the Church is the only (institution) to have been attacked” over child sex crimes and cover ups. (He said this a year ago.)
For immediate release: Monday, March 16, 2015
Statement by Melanie Sakoda of Moraga CA, Orthodox Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (925-708-6175, firstname.lastname@example.org)
The synod of bishops of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) will be meeting in Syosset, New York, from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20, 2015.
For immediate release: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Statement by Nicky Davis, Leader, SNAP Australia, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (email@example.com, 0422 538 440)
Survivors’ long wait for any senior church official in Australia to be held responsible for covering up widespread and systemic child sex crimes is finally over.
WHO WE ARE
We are child sex abuse victims who belong to a self-help group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
WHY WE’RE HERE
We want to protect the vulnerable, heal the wounded, and expose the truth about clergy who commit and conceal child sex crimes.
We’re concerned about abuse by nuns because a disproportionately high number of accused child molesting nuns have worked and lived in Louisville. Abuse by women has gotten little attention and victims of women often get little compassion and considerable misunderstanding.
Nuns also change their names more often than priests so could more easily get access to more kids even after being publicly accused.
In very cursory Internet research, we found that the last nun on this list has been sent elsewhere and is teaching immigrants, a very vulnerable group.