Sexual abuse survivors gather at St. Louis Cathedral, demand answers

By Josh Roberson
October 8, 2018

[with video]

Sexual abuse survivors will meet outside of St. Louis Cathedral Monday to demand answers from the church.

Members of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests will also be in attendance to support victims and hand out leaflets to church goers urging them to join their cause.

SNAP claims there are 78 Catholic priests in Louisiana that have been formally accused of sexual abuse, many they say are in the New Orleans area.

Attorney General Jeff Landry wrote that he has not received any complaints or referrals from district attorney’s in the state.

SNAP officials recently protested in front of Landry’s office on Friday demanding a formal investigation.

SNAP is asking all 5 bishops in the state to immediately release the names of the accused to better protect children.

They also urge church goers to stop donating money until the issue is resolved.

“We feel it’s important to protect the community, to protect our children and we can’t rely on the church to give us the truth or protect our children," said Tim Lennon with SNAP.

SNAP and the survivors plan to meet at St. Louis Cathedral at 12:30 p.m. after mass.

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