PA- Victims blast church delays in abuse talks
For immediate release: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-503-0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)
Shame on church officials for dragging their feet with these negotiations. There's simply no reason it must take this long to resolve credible child sex abuse cases.
Delays only mean even more suffering and uncertainty for deeply wounded adults who have suffered long enough.
(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 18,000 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)