MN- College hires sexually harassing professor
For immediate release: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-503-0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)
A former College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University professor has been hired at a Chicago Catholic university, despite allegations that he “likely” recently sexually harassed a married couple.
He is Miguel H. Diaz, who represented the U.S. at the Vatican from 2009-2012.
We strongly urge Loyola University officials to reverse and explain their reckless decision. We also call on officials at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University to reach out to staff and students about Diaz and report any abuse allegations, so that others will be protected from his predatory tendencies.
No students and staff at any college should be subjected to sexual harassment. Given the findings of University of Dayton officials, Diaz does not belong on any campus.
(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 15,000 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)
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