Vigils Support Victims Abused by Priests
Chicago Leader Says Abuse Continues

January 7, 2007

(AP) Chicago People in 56 cities, including Chicago, held vigils today supporting victims who have been abused by priests.

Events were hosted by groups including The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP).

Chicago's SNAP leader Mike Fenske says abuse by priests continues to affect victims and their families.

At a vigil outside of Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral, about 20 people held up signs and photos of victims to commemorate the five year anniversary of stories in the Boston Globe that exposed the clergy sex abuse crisis in the Boston Archdiocese.

The nation's fourth-largest Roman Catholic archdiocese was shaken when court documents showed church leaders protected pedophile priests by transferring them from parish to parish.


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