1995 | Trip to Vatican for Pontifical Inauguration

In TV News by PhilSaviano

Phil Saviano was part of a team of SNAP leaders who went to Vatican City for the 2005 Papal inauguration of Benedict XVI. Speaking to a news team from the Australian Broadcasting Company, he expresses dismay at the long history of Catholic clergy abuse, not addressed properly by recent popes.

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2003 | CNN Exposes 1962 Vatican’s ‘Crimen Sollicitationis,” Ordering Secrecy Re: Sex Abuse

In TV News by PhilSaviano

August 2003 | CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviews SNAP’s Phil Saviano about the significance of the 1962 Vatican document. According to the National Catholic Reporter, “the 39-page document, titled in Latin Crimen Sollicitationis, issued by the Holy Office, established a procedure for canonical cases in which priests were accused of abusing the confessional to sexually proposition penitents. More details can be found in the NCR story linked here:

http://www.nationalcatholicreporter.org/update/bn080703.htm

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2002 | Solidarity March for Boston Clergy Abuse Survivors

In TV News by PhilSaviano

June 23, 2002 | March from Boston Common to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross is a backdrop for interview with SNAP’s Phil Saviano, victim’s attorney Mitchell Garabedian and members of Voice of the Faithful. The march, by coincidence, was held on the 50th birthday of Phil Saviano.