Vatican - Swiss Guard says he was fondled by Catholic official: SNAP responds
For immediate release: Monday, January 6, 2014
A former member of the Swiss Guard says that he was fondled by a high ranking Catholic official in Rome and that cardinals, bishops and other clergy made sexual advances towards him roughly two dozen times.
We’re saddened but not surprised by this. We feel sorry for this man and the abuse and harassment he had to endure. And we are grateful he’s joined the tens of thousands of brave victims who are exposing the corruption in the Catholic hierarchy.
We encourage him – and others who were sexually exploited, harassed or exploited by clergy, whether as kids or adults – to get professional help and keep speaking up so that others might be protected from predatory church officials.