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SNAP Press Statements

Statement Regarding Appointment of
Cardinal Law to Rome Position

For More Information:
David Clohessy, SNAP Executive Director

For immediate release:
May 27, 2004

Statement On Cardinal Law's New Position
by David Clohessy, SNAP National Director

"Why can't Vatican officials see that any position or honor afforded to Law will inevitably and needlessly cause more pain to hundreds who have been abused and have already suffered enough? The insensitivity of top church leaders in Rome continues to be alarming.

We understand that many in the hierarchy consider Law a smart man with some skills. We also know, however, that many in the pews consider Law a near criminal with major liabilities.

For the sake of hundreds of wounded abuse victims and thousands of devout Catholics, he should not be given or accept any further responsibilities in the Catholic church."

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