For immediate release: Monday, July 28, 2014
Statement by Claudia Vercellotti of Toledo, SNAP Leader, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (419 345 9291, SNAPtoledo@aol.com)
A Toledo man is trying to profit from the brutal slaying of a nun by selling paraphernalia related to the convicted murderer, a Toledo priest who has also been accused of molesting a child.
Shame on him. Shame on anyone who bids on or buys this material.
Our hearts ache for anyone who was hurt by Fr. Gerald Robinson, especially the family of Sr. Margaret Ann Pahl, who was stabbed repeatedly and killed by Fr. Robinson. There seems to be no end to the suffering that callous individuals are willing to heap on this wounded family.
Most recently, it was Toledo Catholic officials who rubbed salt in their wounds by burying Fr. Robinson as a priest in good standing.
Before that, it was Vatican officials who refused to promptly defrock a convicted murderer.
And now, an entrepreneur seeks to make money off of this grisly crime.
Shame on everyone involved.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We’ve been around for 25 years and have more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)