Priest Abuse Victims Protest at Vatican

The Lex18
October 31, 2010

Rome - Members of a group which supports sexually abused children by priests met with Vatican officials today.

Part of the group entered the Vatican on Sunday evening.

They originally wanted to stage a candlelight march there but were denied a permit.

Instead, they left some stones with members' names written on them on the grounds of St Peter's Square.

The Vatican's chief spokesman father Federico Lombardi met a delegation of the group. The group's members said they left that gathering disappointed.

"I put a name or two on each rock for the survivors that I wanted to leave here with me and their names are on the rock. It's too bad we couldn't have been invited by the Vatican to do this, but we just did it anyway," said Bernie McDaid, Survivors Voice Founder.

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