The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Clergy sex victims appeal to Cardinal George
They want him to push the Pope to stop overseas pedophile transfers
“Shocking” new AP report shows 30 predator priests working in other countries
Victims want world-wide, on-line registry (like Chicago’s) listing church offenders
SNAP also prods George to expand his own list to include three notorious sex offenders
They’ll also prod George to include three new serial pedophiles on his local list. Each of them spent time in the Chicago area.
With two months left George’s tenure, as head of America’s bishops, SNAP believes George has the authority, influence and duty to fight for global church reforms to better protect kids.
To protect children, SNAP members believe that Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George should push the Pope to set up a public, comprehensive, on-line registry of predator priests across the globe. Parents, neighbors and employers could quickly and easily learn who and where the predators are and thus keep children away from them.
SNAP members want George to push the Pope for these reforms when George travels to the Vatican later this month.
SNAP is also asking George to expand the Chicago predator priest list to include three other serial molesters: Fr. Lawrence Murphy (who molested 200 deaf kids in a Wisconsin school which attracted Chicago-area students), Fr. Joseph Lundowski (who grew up in Chicago and returned here after molesting hundreds in Alaska), and Brother Raimond Rose (who is accused of abusing a dozen children and now lives near a Chicago Catholic school).
Among other US dioceses, predator priests in the AP report worked in Brooklyn (NY), Los Angeles (CA), Boston (MA), Detroit (MI), Sacramento (CA), Pensacola-Tallahassee (FL), and Denver (CO).
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests