These New Archbishops Have the Opportunity to Make an Immediate Impact

Five Catholic archdioceses around the country have had a recent change in leadership with the installation of a new archbishop.

New Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski Has the Opportunity to Make an Immediate Impact

Five Catholic archdioceses around the country have had a recent change in leadership with the installation of a new archbishop, including Mitchell Rozanski in St. Louis.

With this promotion, Archbishop Rozanski now has more responsibility for the safety of children and the vulnerable than ever. It is crucial that within his first few official weeks in this new post that he takes tangible steps to prevent abuse.

First, the new archbishop should read every file of every person accused of abuse in his archdiocese and ensure sure that each case is being or was handled properly. He should also turn over every single one of those files to local police and prosecutors to let properly trained experts in law enforcement determine if there are any crimes that can be charged.

Second, Archbishop Rozanski should review the list of the “credibly accused” released to the public by his new archdiocese and make sure that the list is complete. It should include the name of every abusive bishop, priest, brother, nun, and church employee or volunteer. He should then make sure the list also provides the most detail possible about every accused perpetrator, including headshots, current whereabouts, complete work histories with dates, as well as the dates when Catholic officials were first made aware of the allegations and what actions archdiocesan leaders took in response.

For years, Catholic officials have promised transparency and openness to the public about sex crimes. Archbishop Rozanski can live up to that promise now.

CONTACT: Zach Hiner, Executive Director (zhiner@snapnetwork.org, 517-974-9009)

(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

 

New Archbishop Nelson Perez Has the Opportunity to Make an Immediate Impact

Five Catholic archdioceses around the country have had a recent change in leadership with the installation of a new archbishop, including Nelson Perez in Philadelphia.

With this promotion, Archbishop Perez now has more responsibility for the safety of children and the vulnerable than ever. It is crucial that within his first few official weeks in this new post that he takes tangible steps to prevent abuse.

First, the new archbishop should read every file of every person accused of abuse in his archdiocese and ensure sure that each case is being or was handled properly. He should also turn over every single one of those files to local police and prosecutors to let properly trained experts in law enforcement determine if there are any crimes that can be charged.

Second, Archbishop Rozanski Perez should review the list of the “credibly accused” released to the public by his new archdiocese and make sure that the list is complete. It should include the name of every abusive bishop, priest, brother, nun, and church employee or volunteer. He should then make sure the list also provides the most detail possible about every accused perpetrator, including headshots, current whereabouts, complete work histories with dates, as well as the dates when Catholic officials were first made aware of the allegations and what actions archdiocesan leaders took in response.

For years, Catholic officials have promised transparency and openness to the public about sex crimes. Archbishop Perez can live up to that promise now.

CONTACT: Zach Hiner, Executive Director (zhiner@snapnetwork.org, 517-974-9009)

(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

 

New Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer Has the Opportunity to Make an Immediate Impact

Five Catholic archdioceses around the country have had a recent change in leadership with the installation of a new archbishop, including Gregory Hartmayer in Atlanta.

With this promotion, Archbishop Hartmayer now has more responsibility for the safety of children and the vulnerable than ever. It is crucial that within his first few official weeks in this new post that he takes tangible steps to prevent abuse.

First, the new archbishop should read every file of every person accused of abuse in his archdiocese and ensure sure that each case is being or was handled properly. He should also turn over every single one of those files to local police and prosecutors to let properly trained experts in law enforcement determine if there are any crimes that can be charged.

Second, Archbishop Hartmayer should review the list of the “credibly accused” released to the public by his new archdiocese and make sure that the list is complete. It should include the name of every abusive bishop, priest, brother, nun, and church employee or volunteer. He should then make sure the list also provides the most detail possible about every accused perpetrator, including headshots, current whereabouts, complete work histories with dates, as well as the dates when Catholic officials were first made aware of the allegations and what actions archdiocesan leaders took in response.

For years, Catholic officials have promised transparency and openness to the public about sex crimes. Archbishop Hartmayer can live up to that promise now.

CONTACT: Zach Hiner, Executive Director (zhiner@snapnetwork.org, 517-974-9009)

(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

 

New Archbishop Paul Etienne Has the Opportunity to Make an Immediate Impact

Five Catholic archdioceses around the country have had a recent change in leadership with the installation of a new archbishop, including Paul Etienne in Seattle.

With this promotion, Archbishop Etienne now has more responsibility for the safety of children and the vulnerable than ever. It is crucial that within his first few official weeks in this new post that he takes tangible steps to prevent abuse.

First, the new archbishop should read every file of every person accused of abuse in his archdiocese and ensure sure that each case is being or was handled properly. He should also turn over every single one of those files to local police and prosecutors to let properly trained experts in law enforcement determine if there are any crimes that can be charged.

Second, Etienne should review the list of the “credibly accused” released to the public by his new archdiocese and make sure that the list is complete. It should include the name of every abusive bishop, priest, brother, nun, and church employee or volunteer. He should then make sure the list also provides the most detail possible about every accused perpetrator, including headshots, current whereabouts, complete work histories with dates, as well as the dates when Catholic officials were first made aware of the allegations and what actions archdiocesan leaders took in response.

For years, Catholic officials have promised transparency and openness to the public about sex crimes. Archbishop Etienne can live up to that promise now.

CONTACT: Zach Hiner, Executive Director (zhiner@snapnetwork.org, 517-974-9009)

(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

 

New Archbishop Andrew Bellisario Has the Opportunity to Make an Immediate Impact

Five Catholic archdioceses around the country have had a recent change in leadership with the installation of a new archbishop, including Andrew Bellisario in Juneau.

With this promotion, Archbishop Bellisario now has more responsibility for the safety of children and the vulnerable than ever. It is crucial that within his first few official weeks in this new post that he takes tangible steps to prevent abuse.

First, the new archbishop should read every file of every person accused of abuse in his archdiocese and ensure sure that each case is being or was handled properly. He should also turn over every single one of those files to local police and prosecutors to let properly trained experts in law enforcement determine if there are any crimes that can be charged.

Second, Archbishop Bellisario should review the list of the “credibly accused” released to the public by his new archdiocese and make sure that the list is complete. It should include the name of every abusive bishop, priest, brother, nun, and church employee or volunteer. He should then make sure the list also provides the most detail possible about every accused perpetrator, including headshots, current whereabouts, complete work histories with dates, as well as the dates when Catholic officials were first made aware of the allegations and what actions archdiocesan leaders took in response.

For years, Catholic officials have promised transparency and openness to the public about sex crimes. Archbishop Bellisario can live up to that promise now.

CONTACT: Zach Hiner, Executive Director (zhiner@snapnetwork.org, 517-974-9009)

(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)


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