SNAP Calls For 3rd-Party Investigation

The Citizen Tribune

November 29, 2018

By Ken Little

A group of survivors of priest abuses is continuing calls for a third party to investigate the Catholic Church and allegations against priests.

Former Priest Willam Casey is among four former pastors at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Greeneville listed among 13 priests and former priests accused or convicted of sexually abusing a minor.

The list was released Nov. 2 by the Diocese of Nashville.

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priestsgroup claims there are more names not yet made public, an allegation that the Diocese of Nashville has refuted.

East Tennessee SNAP advocate Susan Vance said this week that an independent, third-party investigation of the Catholic Church in Tennessee needs to he conducted in order to get all the facts.

Nine of the 13 priests and former priests on the list released by the diocese are dead. Two others, including Casey, are in prison. None are in active ministry, the Diocese of Nashville said in a news release.

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