Support Group Calls for Publicity in Lawsuit against Orlando Diocese

April 25, 2008

Members of a clergy-abuse support group held a rally downtown Friday to publicize a lawsuit against a former Orlando Priest. "We're announcing the lawsuit. We're asking that the bishop step up to the plate and do the right thing."

The lawsuit stems from claims that a priest molested a boy in Winter Garden during the mid-1970s. The support group, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests - is calling for more publicity by the Diocese:

"We have yet to see in any Diocese - including Orlando - where the church authorities have just done the right thing because its the right thing."

The accused priest, Jose Mena, was last known to be retired and living in Jacksonville.


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