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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.”

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2002 | Worcester Bishop Calls Off SNAP Subpoena

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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

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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

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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

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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.”