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Media Availability for Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse in Rome and United States during the Papal Abuse Summit, February 21-24

Leaders and representatives from SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, will be available to interested media covering the papal abuse summit taking place in Rome from February 21-24. The below delegates will be available for interviews in Rome from February 20-25, and are also available in the United States prior to leaving for Rome:


SNAP Demands Action in Advance of Papal Abuse Summit

SNAP Demands Action in Advance of Papal Abuse Summit
They are calling for Pope Francis to fire Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
There “Can Be No Credibility” With DiNardo in Attendance, SNAP Says
“The Time for Decisive Action is Now,” They Say


Victims challenge Omaha Catholic officials

Victims challenge Omaha Catholic officials

They say 4 publicly accused abusers aren’t on church list

SNAP: “More details about ALL accused are needed”

“Now, archbishop should aggressively do outreach,” group says

They want him to warn police, parents in other states & countries


Three more publicly accused abusers are “outed”

Three more publicly accused abusers are “outed

All were left off Norwich’s list of clergy with "allegations of substance"

Victims want Catholic officials to “come fully clean now

SNAP to CT officials: “Remove time limits for abuse victims


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Keep Cardinal McCarrick in Kansas, SNAP Says

Though  former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been defrocked, we hope  - for the safety of children and vulnerable adults – that Catholic officials in Kansas will keep him at the friary where he has been living.


Newark Archdiocese Refuses to Reveal Whereabouts of Abusive Clerics

We’re both encouraged and worried to learn that “Four (accused abusers) are being monitored by the Newark Archdiocese under unclear circumstances.” Children are safest when predators are jailed. If that’s not possible, then predators should be publicly exposed and closely monitored, ideally in remote, secure, independently-run facilities under the supervision of secular professionals.


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