SNAP Sendai Calls for Apology from Archdiocese of Nagasaki

SNAP Sendai has learned about harassment from church officials at the Archdiocese of Nagasaki and are now calling for a public apology.

“The counselor room manager of the Archdiocese of Nagasaki responded sincerely to the victims,” said Harumi Suzuki, Leader of SNAP Sendai. “Archbishop Nagasaki added serious power harassment to the counselor room manager until she was unable to work.”

Now, SNAP Sendai is calling for the Archbishop of Nagasaki to apologize for his treatment of the counseling manager and reaffirm his commitment to the proper treatment of survivors.

“Archbishop Nagasaki should deeply regret the power harassment he added to counselor room manager in the Archdiocese and seriously apologize to her,” said Suzuki. “Attacking those who defend the victims is an embarrassing act as the Archbishop and is humanely unacceptable.”


SNAP Sendaiのリーダー鈴木ハルミは長崎大司教区に対して公式な謝罪を求めています。

「長崎の大司教区相談室室長は、被害者に誠実に対応してくれました。」とSNAP Sendaiのリーダーの鈴木ハルミは言いました。


現在、SNAP Sendaiは長崎の大司教に相談室室長の扱いについて謝罪し、被害者の適切な扱いに対する彼の責任を再確認することを求めています。





CONTACT: Harumi Suzuki, SNAP Japan ([email protected], +81 5014519773)

(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


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  • Thomas Rumreich
    commented 2020-08-06 14:08:06 -0500
    April this year I published a novel, Unholy Communion. It is about a man who was abused by a priest, and how he dealt with it. Should this be sold as a result of this notification, ALL money will be donated to SNAP. I am a survivor of priest abuse at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota in 1960.
    Dr. Thomas Rumreich, [email protected]. 651-247-9764
    (I am happy to send a free copy to the admin of the SNAP website.)

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