Media Statements and Events

Mexico--SNAP has not changed its position on working with the Church

For immediate release June 13, 2018

Statement by Tim Lennon, Volunteer President of the Board of Directors of SNAP, the Survivors Network (415-312-5820, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org)

There has been some recent media coverage regarding a new alliance between “SNAPMexico” and the Catholic Church in that country.

https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2018/06/06/in-mexico-snap-and-the-church-join-forces-to-fight-abuse/

SNAP has traditionally declined to partner with the Church hierarchy due to its historic and systematic cover up of clergy sexual abuse. We have not changed that position, and this press announcement never came through our organization headquarters in St. Louis.

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Vatican--Accepting the resignation of Chilean bishop a start, but survivors’ group wants more decisive action

For immediate release June 12, 2018

Statement by Tim Lennon, Volunteer President of the Board of Directors of SNAP, the Survivors Network (415-312-5820, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org)

Yesterday the Vatican made a brief announcement saying that Pope Francis had accepted the resignation of Bishop Juan Barros Madrid. The bishop had been accused of covering up child sexual abuse by Father Fernando Karadima. Survivor Juan Carlos Cruz, one of those victimized by the priest, tweeted that this represented "a new day for the Catholic Church in Chile."

https://www.ncronline.org/news/vatican/francis-accepts-resignation-chilean-bishop-center-abuse-scandal

 

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