Statement by Tim Lennon of San Francisco, Bay Area Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (415-312-5820, email@example.com)
For the safety of kids and the healing of victims, we hope that journalists and Catholics in San Diego ask incoming Bishop Robert McElroy specific questions about his actions and inactions in recent San Francisco predator priest situations.
We’re disturbed by his track record on clergy sex abuse and cover up cases.
For immediate release: Tuesday, March 3
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)
A priest who was accused of abuse and financial misdeeds claims the small mission he left has millions of dollars and Gallup’s Catholic officials continues to stonewall the press, the public and his parishioners about the controversy.
Bishop James Wall must stop the secrecy and disclose immediately what he knows about the suspected crimes and misdeeds of the Rev. Ravi Kiran. Kiran, originally from India, worked at St. Anthony’s Mission.
Fr. Kevin Finnegan, the chancellor for the diocese, assured parishioners the diocese was investigating Kiran’s abrupt departure and promised them answers, That was six months ago.