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2002 | Worcester Bishop Calls Off SNAP Subpoena

In Print Media by PhilSaviano

September 2002 | BOSTON GLOBE – “Facing a barrage of criticism from alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse, Bishop Daniel Reilly of the Diocese of Worcester yesterday ordered church lawyers to withdraw a subpoena that attempted to force a victims support group to turn over the names and records of its members.”

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2002 | Worcester Diocese Victimizing the Victims

In Print Media by PhilSaviano

September 2002 | BOSTON GLOBE – “When Cyndi Desrosiers learned that the Worcester Diocese was doing battle with SNAP, a support group for victims of clergy sexual abuse, she wasn’t surprised. . . In her experience, sensitivity wasn’t a high priority for either the diocese or its lawyers.”

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2002 | Worcester Diocese Demands Saviano’s SNAP Records

In Print Media by PhilSaviano

September 2002 | WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE – “Bishop Daniel P. Reilly, through his lawyers, has subpoenaed the confidential records of all alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse from the Worcester, MA Diocese who have contacted the organization SNAP — the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests. “I believe the intent here is to keep more victims from coming forward to talk about their abuse by priests,” said Philip Saviano, SNAP regional director”
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2002 | Abuse Victim Challenges Church

In Print Media by PhilSaviano

March 2002 | THE TIMES (UK) – “Phil Saviano was 11 when the local catholic priest first pulled him into the Church sacristy, showed him a pornographic magazine and demanded sexual favours. The abuse continued for two years and now Mr. Saviano is trying to encourage others who endured similar ordeals to go public with their stories.”

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2002 | Priests’ Victims Feel Great Sense of Betrayal

In Print Media by PhilSaviano

February 2002 | ASSOCIATED PRESS – ” Some spiral into suicide or lonely despair; others become articulate crusaders for change, supported by loving families. The common bond, for victims of sexual abuse by clergymen: a piercing sense of betrayal. “There is an element that hits your soul, and you think it was God who treated you that way,” said Cindy Desrosiers, who successfully sued a priest for molesting her as a little girl .”