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Roster of Statements


The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

SNAP Press Statement

For immediate release: Friday, November 19, 2010

Abuse Victims "disappointed" by Cardinals' Meeting in Rome

Statement by David Clohessy, SNAP National Director, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566-9790)

We didn't have high hopes for this meeting because these church officials are the same men who ignored and concealed, and are largely still ignoring and concealing, horrific crimes against kids. Still, because so many children are at risk and so many child molesting clerics walk free, we certainly wanted the Catholic hierarchy to rise to the challenge, do what's right, take real action and show real leadership. Sadly, we're still left waiting and children are still left vulnerable.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We’ve been around for 22 years and have more than 10,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
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