SNAP Media Events

WA- Victims challenge archbishop on two clerics

Victims challenge archbishop on two clerics 

One reportedly molested more than 50 children

He's now in Hawaii; the other one's in Washington 

Local Catholic officials are secretive about both predators 

Group praises two Catholic lay people for blasting Sartain 

SNAP: “Other 'church insiders' should also speak up now

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will blast Seattle's Catholic archbishop over his “reckless and continuing secrecy” in clergy sex cases and urge him to;


MI- Victims file complaint vs. professor

He admitted molesting two teenaged girls

His former employer was forced to pay $1.6 million

But he works now at a MI college & no one was warned

Group wants Methodists, who meet there this week, to act

SNAP: “Church officials should at least alert others about him”

He is also accused of impregnating one girl & giving her an STD 

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, child sex abuse victims and advocates will disclose that they are;


Geneva- Two child molesting clerics worked in Switzerland

 Victims to leaflet outside cathedral

Two child molesting clerics worked in Switzerland

Group urges church members & staff to report abuse

SNAP: “Catholic officials should do more to protect kids”

WHAT 

Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy sex abuse victims will hand out fliers to Catholic churchgoers and passers. The leaflets urge anyone with information about clergy sexual misdeeds to “start healing and protecting kids by calling law enforcement, exposing wrongdoers and speaking up.”


CA- New accused cleric exposed in LA

New accused cleric exposed in LA

When "outed" in AZ, he was sent overseas

He's now still on the job in Pope's home country

SNAP to archbishop: “You must demand his return”

“Reach out to all possible victims,” support group begs

WHAT

Holding signs and photos of themselves at a sidewalk press conference, victims of sexual abuse will: 


Geneva- Victims to leaflet outside cathedral

Victims to leaflet outside cathedral

Two child molesting clerics worked in Switzerland

Group urges church members & staff to report abuse

SNAP: “Catholic officials should do more to protect kids

 

 


Rome- New Vatican abuse panel to hold 1st meeting

New Vatican abuse panel to hold 1st meeting

Victims beg committee: “Take immediate action

Use 'bully pulpit' to 'denounce bad bishops,' they urge 

They also ask for open, public hearings in several countries

SNAP: “Vulnerable kids can't wait a year or two for Vatican steps

Practical moves, that require no study, are needed right now,” they say

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos, clergy sex abuse victims will call on Pope Francis' new child sex panel to take immediate steps to protect kids. Specifically, victims want the panel (at or shortly after their first meeting) to

--make public all agendas and minutes of their meetings,

--hold public hearings about the church's on-going abuse and cover up crisis in at least a dozen nations, and

They will also beg the panel to immediately denounce

--the new, secretive Italian bishops abuse policy, and

--Individual bishops who are clearly concealing or have concealed abuse.   


IL- Victims leaflet outside church

Victims leaflet outside church

Their concerns: JPII & predator priest

Twice accused Catholic cleric is still on the job

Put back into a parish, he now faces 2nd accuser

Self help group suspects others were also assaulted by him

In “unprecedented move,” archdiocese lets priest “self-regulate

SNAP members will also denounce Pope John Paul II sainthood

WHAT

As parishioners leave mass, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand out fliers about their recently accused, suspended and re-instated priest who allegedly assaulted two children. The leaflets urge local Catholics to


Rome- Victims hold rooftop candlelight vigil

Victims hold rooftop candlelight vigil in Rome

Event is just before Pope John Paul II is named a saint

With St. Peter's as backdrop, group honors 'the wounded, not the complicit'

They’ll also read an 'open letter' to victims & whistleblowers urging persistence

Group urges all who saw, suspected or suffered crimes & cover ups to 'speak up now' 


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