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Rome- Victims plead with Vatican officials

Victims plead with Vatican officials

Please stop honoring wrongdoers like JPII,” they beg

SNAP: “Those who commit or conceal crimes keep getting praised” 

And that, they say, encourages other clerics to continue wrongdoing

Such callousness also deepens the pain of victims & parishioners, group charges

Two events in Rome on Friday, and one in Geneva in May, will feature victims

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood pictures at a news conference, clergy sex abuse victims from Australia, Spain, Austria and the U.S. will


IL- Second man accuses priest

Second man accuses priest

Cleric was put back on the job just last week

Church officials didn't believe first allegation

SNAP: “Suspend alleged predator immediately

“Don't keep endangering children,” support group says

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will disclose that 


Groups blast Vatican before UN panel

Groups blast Vatican before UN panel

Victims & advocates file detailed new complaint

Top Catholic officials will soon be questioned in Geneva

A similar UN panel harshly criticized church after first such hearing

This time, it's the Committee Against Torture looking at church hierarchy

Groups document on-going Catholic child sex abuse scandal as 'acts of torture'

Their goal: to “expose, punish & deter widespread & systematic sexual violence

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, leaders of an abuse victims’ support group and a human rights organization will disclose and discuss their new formal complaint to a United Nations panel that sharply criticizes top Catholic officials for enabling and concealing sexual violence.

Next month in Geneva, Vatican officials will appear in person before that panel.

WHEN

Monday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m.  


MO- Child sex lawsuit filed against Chaminade

Child sex lawsuit filed against Chaminade

SNAP: “No MO Catholic school has had more predators

This accused cleric was arrested in IL on child sex charge 

He's one of eight credibly accused abusive local Marianists

One of them, “outed” in 2012, now faces at least 15 accusers

Group urges local Catholic officials to “post predators names 

And it urges other victims, witnesses & whistleblowers to “speak up” 

WHAT:

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will disclose that another clergy sex abuse and cover up lawsuit is being filed against a West County Catholic school called Chaminade Prep.

They will also prod Chaminade officials to publicly disclose and post on the school website the names, photos and current whereabouts of all credibly accuse child molesters who have worked there 

And they will beg victims of predators at Chaminade, Vianney and St. Mary’s high schools to NOT contact church or school officials, but instead to contact law enforcement

   


SC- Abuse victims challenge Bob Jones U.

Abuse victims challenge Bob Jones U.

They want predators' names posted on line

School officials accused of concealing more allegations

Nationally prominent minister accused of child sex abuse

SNAP: “BJU should investigate whether its staff hid wrongdoing

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will prod Bob Jones University officials to

–launch an independent investigation into alleged cover-ups of child sex crimes and/or sexual harassment accusations that have surfaced recently against a nationally-known minister, and

–permanently post the names of proven, admitted and credibly accused sex offenders who are or have been at the university on the school's website.   


MA- Victims and supporters blast new pope abuse panel

Victims and supporters blast new pope abuse panel

They're worried it's “mostly public relations”

SNAP: Vulnerable kids need action, not more “study”

A list of 20 “practical prevention steps” will be released

Groups are also highly critical of Boston's Cardinal O'Malley

“Every single bishop should post names of child molesting clerics,” victims say


WA- Victims challenge archbishop on three priests

Victims challenge archbishop on three priests

All are “credibly accused” child molesters, they say

None of them have been exposed before in Seattle

Two of them still live in the state; one is deceased

One fathered four kids with Alaskan native women

Another was deemed “unsuitable for the priesthood”

But church officials tell no one about him, group charges

SNAP: “Archbishop should come clean and post all predators' names”


CT- Victims challenge new Bridgeport bishop

Victims challenge new Bridgeport bishop

They're worried about two accused clerics

One abused an adult woman but is in a parish right now

Another is on 'tribunal' despite three accusations against him

Group wants prelate to bring in “outside investigators”

And it applauds him for meeting with concerned Catholics

SNAP: “But listening to your flock doesn't protect children”

Bishop should post names of child molesting clerics, victims say  


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