SNAP asks governor to order state investigation of church


May 26, 2020

The Louisiana chapter of SNAP has asked Gov. John Bel Edwards to direct State Police to investigate the Catholic Church.

The organization, which represents and speaks for survivors of sexual abuse by priests, believes that the recent declaration of bankruptcy by the Archdiocese is an effort to seal evidence in sex abuse cases.

In a letter, the state’s SNAP president, Richard Windmann, pleads with Edwards to direct State Police to conduct “a statewide investigation of the Catholic church.”

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