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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
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Clergy sex abuse victims want action on predator priest
Group will try to buy an ad in diocesan newspaper about pedophile
Catholic bishop should put him in a secure treatment center, they say
SNAP wants top church officials to visit parishes where molester worked
'Be a shepherd and help find wounded sheep and prod them to call police,' they beg
They'll also emphatically beg Ft. Worth Catholic officials to immediately move the predator into a secure treatment facility, ask victims and witnes to call police officials (not church officials), and personally visit the predator's former churches, alert unsuspecting parishioners about his crimes and HIV status, and beg victims and witnesses to contact law enforcement.
Weeks ago, church officials read a short statement about Magaldi's condition at 3 of the diocese's 90 parishes.
But SNAP wants Bishop Kevin Vann to a) let their group buy an ad in the weekly diocesan newspaper offering support to Magaldi's victims, b) put Magaldi in a remote, secure treatment center (so that kids and adults will be safe), and c) personally visit parishes where Magaldi worked, begging bctims and witnesses to step forwarsd, get help and call police.
SNAP is also upset that the diocese urges victims to call church officials, not police officials. This shows that Catholic authorities are still trying to deal with child sex crimes 'in house,' SNAP says
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
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