Protesters Seek Church Pact Guarantees

Boston Globe [Boston MA]
October 20, 2003

About 20 advocates and alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse protested yesterday outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, calling on the church and lawyers for alleged victims to tighten language in a proposed $85 million settlement agreement that guarantees victims therapy for life. Lawyers for both the church and the victims have said the current language is sufficient, but members of the group Survivors First claim it is too vague. "The church has had a policy of: `Just trust me,' " said Survivors First present Paul Baier. "We think it is prudent to move away from a trust policy to a policy that is legally binding."


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