Sex-Abuse Survivors Put Pressure on Bishops

Rocky Mountain News [Denver]
June 7, 2004

A national sex-abuse survivors network opens its three-day annual meeting in Denver's Hyatt Regency on Friday, and members intend to stay on to scrutinize a meeting of Catholic bishops.

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) is calling on the bishops to open their gathering to the public. The bishops are to meet at the Inverness Hotel June 14-19.

Among other topics, the bishops plan to discuss privately whether to continue sex-abuse audits of dioceses beyond this year.

SNAP says the bishops have reneged on their promises to become more "open and transparent" in dealing with the problem of sex abuse in the nation's dioceses.


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