Man protests for 1 year outside Welland church for sexual abuse survivors

CBC News

September 8, 2019

William O’Sullivan has filed a lawsuit against the priest who assaulted him and others

Warning: This story contains details of sexual assault.

William O’Sullivan has protested in front of St. Kevin’s Parish in Welland every Sunday for a full year, and says he is determined to do so until the Diocese of St. Catharines apologizes to the region’s survivors of sexual abuse.

O’Sullivan is one of these survivors. He was sexually assaulted when he was nine years old by Donald Grecco, who was a priest at St. Kevin’s Catholic church.

The assault continued for three years.

Now 48, O’Sullivan stands in front of the church every Sunday morning holding protest signs. He arrives at 8 a.m. and leaves in the early afternoon.

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