Nsac Media Statement

By Mike Coode
National Survivor Advocates Coalition
September 15, 2010

For Immediate Release

The National Survivor Advocates Coalition (NSAC), a United States based survivor advocacy group, sounded a warning today to United Kingdom Catholics against being swayed by any meeting Pope Benedict holds with victims during his September 16-September 19 trip.

The hallmark of these meetings is short: short on time, short sighted, short in accomplishment.

NSAC urges Catholics in the UK to look for genuine steps to fix a massive problem, not a sleight of hand aimed at a quick news story to give the impression of attention.

The popeís meetings with survivors are built on the foundation of keeping survivors off guard.

In these staged events a survivor is in the presence of the pope, a major world figure, for a very few minutes in a controlled atmosphere designed to intimidate not elucidate.

These staged events are for the benefit of the Pope not the survivors.

We urge Catholics and all men and women of goodwill in the United Kingdom to commit to justice for the survivors.

It is the right thing to do. But itís not short and sweet. Itís a commitment to truth, the protection of children, and reparation for the survivors.

NSACís envoy, Michael Coode, is in the UK this week to search for Catholics willing to commit to the cause of justice.


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For Immediate Release

Contact Information:

Michael Coode, 615-364-2334,, United Kingdom

Kristine Ward 937-272-0308, United States


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