SNAP Responds to yet another Priest Removed in Greensburg Diocese
For immediate release, August 28, 2018
Statement by: Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Regional Leader: 636-433-2511, SNAPjudy@gmail.com
We have just learned that yet another priest in the Greensburg diocese has been accused of child sex abuse.
We urge anyone who may have knowledge or may have been harmed by Fr Joseph E. Bonafed , who has been accused of child sex abuse, to report to law enforcement, not the church officials, they are not the proper officials to be investigating child sex crimes. We are thankful the brave victim reported it to the PA Attorney General's hotline.
Although he has been removed from ministry, we urge Bishop Edward C. Malesic to go to every parish where he worked and reach out to anyone who may have been abused by Bonafed and urge them to contact law enforcement.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network, is the world's oldest and largest support group for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has a network of more than 25,000 survivors and supporters. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org )
Contact - Judy Jones, (636-433-2511, email@example.com), Tim Lennon (415-312-5820, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org), Becky Ianni (703-801-6044, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Join us at the 2019 SNAP National Conference!
The annual SNAP National Conference is your opportunity to connect with other survivors and advocates from around the country for a weekend of learning, healing and fun. This year's conference will be held from July 26-28 at the Westin Alexandria Hotel. Don't wait! Register for the conference today and be sure reserve your room at the Westin using our special discounted rate!
Stay tuned for more details included keynotes, workshop highlights, and more.Register Today