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IL--Priest with Chicago-based group is accused of strangling a four month old

For immediate release: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

Statement by Melanie Jula Sakoda, Orthodox Christian Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (925-708-6175melanie.sakoda@gmail.com)

A priest with a Chicago-based group was charged with strangling an infant last week. We urge his church supervisors and colleagues to aggressively help law enforcement investigate and prosecute this cleric and do everything they can to find others who may have information or suspicions about his crimes.

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Australia--Victims urge Pope to suspend Pell

For immediate release: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

We renew our plea to Pope Francis: for the safety of kids, suspend Cardinal George Pell, pending the outcome of the police investigation into charges that he may have sexually violated as many as ten youngsters.

We are grateful that the investigation into Pell’s alleged crimes continues. We urge police to move quickly but thoroughly. It’s encouraging that law enforcement officials sent three officers to Rome to question Pell.

Over a year, more than a dozen cops and say they’ve found five or ten alleged victims of Pope Francis’ top aide. That’s pretty credible and serious. Again, for the safety of the vulnerable, the pontiff should temporarily oust Pell.    

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3454307/Cardinal-George-Pell-investigated-child-abuse-allegations.html

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