Canada- Predator priest passes away, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014              

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, [email protected])

We are sad for the family of a notorious serial predator priest, Father William Hodgson Marshall, who has passed away. But we are relieved that he can no longer devastate any young lives.


We hope this child molesting cleric's death brings some degree of comfort and closure to those he has so severely hurt. .

Finally, we hope that every single person who saw, suspected or suffered crimes by this priest will step forward and get help.

(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 25 years and have more than 20,000 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

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, [email protected]), Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell, [email protected])


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