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2015 | A Heroic Whistleblower in the Long, Sad Mess of Clergy Sexual Abuse

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October 28, 2015 | CRUX – Remember the famous line in “Jaws” when Chief Brody first sees the monster shark and says, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”? Phil Saviano remembers a similar line when he first told Boston Globe reporters there weren’t just one or two priests molesting a handful of children. Saviano knew of nearly 30 priests, if not more, with dozens of victims.

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2009 | Kidney Transplant Links Two Clergy Abuse Survivors

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August 26, 2009 | BOSTON (AP) – Phil Saviano spent years fighting for the victims of clergy abuse, an effort spurred by his own bitter experience at the hands of a priest. Later, with Saviano’s health slipping after a long battle with AIDS, he turned for support – and a new kidney – to the very network he helped nurture. No fewer than seven clergy abuse victims answered Saviano’s appeal.

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2002 | Advice From a Victim

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December 2002 | BOSTON GLOBE – One thing that makes Phil Saviano happy is his carvings.

His home is full of wood carvings of birds, dragons, angels, monkeys – carvings he imports from Mexico and sells over the Internet. It’s not a career. It’s a creative hobby, a way to bring some balance to his life.

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2002 | One Survivor Tells a Tale of Triumph

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October 2002 | BOSTON HERALD – “Phil Saviano still remembers “the coolness of the dark church basement; the smell of his sickly, sweet cologne; the beads of sweat on his forehead; the force of his hands around my skinny wrist, the sense of being completely trapped.”