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.
2011 | AP – THE HAGUE – Victims of sexual abuse by priests took their claims yesterday to the International Criminal Court, seeking an investigation of the Pope and top Vatican cardinals for possible crimes against humanity. READ FULL ARTICLE
MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO | Phil Saviano had a chance to meet the woman who gave him a kidney nine months …
August 2009 | BOSTON GLOBE – Minnesota Woman to Donate Kidney Today After Roslindale Man Reached Out for Help From Other Victims of Clergy Abuse. Susan Pavlak steps up to keep Phil Saviano alive.
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.
April 2005 | TELEGRAM & GAZETTE – “The second day of the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI did not go well for Phil Saviano, a former East Douglas resident.”
October 2003 | The year was 1992, and Phil Saviano had yet to become a prominent leader in the movement for legal justice for victims of clergy sexual abuse. Back then, the Jamaica Plain resident was having trouble just leading his life.
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December 2002 |VALLEY ADVOCATE – The victim of an abusive priest, Phil Saviano shines a light on the Church’s dark past and its questionable future. READ STORY ON PDF
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.
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.”