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Australia--Cardinal charged with sexual abuse

Australian Cardinal charged with sexual assault, SNAP responds

For immediate release, June 29, 2017

Statement by Joelle Casteix of Newport Beach, volunteer Western Regional Leader for SNAP, the Survivors Network (949-322-7434jcasteix@gmail.com)

Police in the Australian state of Victoria have today charged a Roman Catholic Cardinal with sexual assault.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/world/australia/cardinal-george-pell-charged-sexual-abuse.html

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PA--Criminal hearing for Franciscan Friars in sex abuse cover-up case set for Wednesday

National victims support group will be available to comment, answer questions

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Clergy sex abuse survivors and their supporters will attend a criminal hearing for three Franciscan Friars charged with failing to properly supervise a Johnstown-area sexual predator cleric, accused of abuse by more than 90 children. 

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