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Australia – Archbishop found guilty of concealing child sex abuse, SNAP responds

For immediate release, May 22, 2018

Statement by Tim Lennon, Volunteer President, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org, 415-312-5820

We are extremely grateful that Archbishop Philip Wilson has been convicted of concealing child sexual abuse, and we commend the brave survivor, Peter Creigh, whose testimony made this conviction possible.

https://amp.smh.com.au/national/nsw/archbishop-philip-wilson-found-guilty-of-concealing-child-sex-abuse-20180522-p4zgpc.html

The relief, vindication and healing this verdict gives clergy sex abuse victims is long overdue. A conviction sends the strong and clear message that shielding and enabling predators is a heinous crime that threatens children, families, and communities. The verdict also provides a measure of justice for every child who was hurt in the archdiocese.

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Chilean Survivor on resignations of bishops: "Let Them Pack Their Suitcases"

For immediate release, May 20, 2018
 
Statement by Tim Lennon, Volunteer President of the Board of Directors of SNAP, the Survivors Network (415-312-5820, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org)
 
Chilean survivor Juan Carlos Cruz responds to the recent resignations of all the bishops of Chile: “Let them pack their suitcases.”
 
The courage demonstrated by Juan Carlos and other survivors of horrific sexual abuse in Chile has propelled a movement for reform.
 
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