The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Clergy sex victims demonstrate outside Vatican Embassy
His Good Friday comments offend Jews & victims
Top Vatican official compares papal scrutiny with actual violence
“Hurtful words” intimidate and guilt-trip victims and witnesses into keeping quiet
They will urge the Pope to
In a Good Friday sermon, Msgr. Raniero Cantalamessa, “who holds the office of preacher of the papal household,” essentially compared the plight of the Pope to those who have suffered from anti-Semitism. His comments set off a firestorm of protest.
The Pope sat silently and listened. Hours later, one Vatican spokesman tried to distance himself and the Pope from the remarks.
As Pope, Benedict has several times recently paid lip service to “transparency” in clergy child sex cases. In light of his words, and recent disclosures of abuse and cover up in his home diocese of Munich, SNAP wants the pontiff to publicly disclosed how he handled thousands of cases from across the globe from 2001-2005 as head of CDF, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (and some in earlier years too).
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests