MO–New clerics are asked to disinvite Finn

Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests

New clerics are asked to disinvite Finn
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Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will

— blast Bishop Robert Finn’s plan to preside at two upcoming church ceremonies and
— disclose that two or three KC priests are objecting to Finn’s role in those events.

For the sake of healing and prevention, the victims will also urge

— eight men who will become deacons next month to disinvite Finn,
— Finn himself to voluntarily step aside from the events, and
— Pope Francis to name a parish priest, “not a headquarters bureaucrat” to permanently head the diocese.

Wednesday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Outside the KC Catholic diocesan chancery office/headquarters, 20 W. 9th Street in downtown Kansas City

Two-three-four members of a self-help group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (, including a St. Louis woman who is the organization’s long time outreach director

This week, it was disclosed that convicted Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn, despite his recent resignation, plans to preside over two ordination ceremonies for new deacons next month in Kansas City.

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