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Press Release
Giving Voice to Victims


For Immediate Release:
January 26, 2008


On Monday, January 28th, 2008, commencing at 10:30 am at the Radisson Hotel Sudbury, located at 85 Ste Anne Road , Sudbury , Ontario (705-675-1123) a Press Conference will be hosted by the law firm of Ledroit Beckett Litigation Lawyers.

The Conference will announce the commencement of litigation against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, the Roman Catholic Diocese of London and the Congregation of the Resurrection in Ontario, all related to the sexual abuse of minors by clergy.

The litigation names six Roman Catholic priests, half of whom have been criminally charged or convicted in the past.  The allegations of sexual misconduct involve the communities of Sudbury , North Bay , Field, Crystal Falls , Powassan, and Tecumseh , Ontario . Many of the involved priests served throughout the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie and some also served within the Dioceses of London and Hamilton.

The priests are :

Magnus Fedy
Victor Killoran
John Fisher
Laurent Paquette
Gérald Roy (alive)
René Hébert (died last week, service on January 25)

The purpose of the Press Conference is threefold; (1) to reach out to and empower other victims; (2) to seek the assistance of the public in these particular cases; and (3) to bring public attention to the issue of childhood sexual abuse.

The contact person for this matter is Rob Talach who can be reached at (519) 639-2807 (cell), 673-4994, ext. 31 (w); 432-1660 (fax), or

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests