NOVEMBER 2015 | GREATER BOSTON – Host Jim Braude interviews Boston victims’ attorney Mitchell Garabedian and victims’ advocate Phil Saviano about their portrayal in the movie “Spotlight.”
Phil Saviano takes the Aljazeera TV crew back to his hometown of Douglas, Massachusetts for a tour of St. Denis Church. Back at home in Boston, he comments on Pope Francis’ proposed bishops’ tribunals.
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.
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:
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.
June 2002 | New England Cable News’ “Newsnight” panel discussion guests are SNAP’s Phil Saviano, former federal prosecutor Paul Kelley and Boston College Law School’s Robert Bloom.
April 2002 / The New England Cable News panel’s guests include SNAP’s Phil Saviano and the former Boston Mayor and Ambassador to the Vatican, Raymond Flynn.
April 2002 | New England Cable News panel discussion features SNAP’s Phil Saviano and child psychologist Carolyn Newberger. Ms. Newberger recalls her private meeting with Cardinal Law in the 1990s when she warned him in great detail about the clergy abuse problem and how it affects both children and families.
March 2002 | Reuters International news report says Boston’s Catholic cathedral is “a firestorm amid the largest sex scandal in church history.” Report features SNAP Board Member Mark Serrano in New Jersey and Phil Saviano, Founder of New England SNAP Chapter, in Boston. Former Massachusetts priest David Holley is profiled.
Bill O’Reilly quizzes Boston SNAP Leader Phil Saviano about Pope John Paul II’s recent apology for the scourge of clergy sex abuse which has been uncovered by the Boston Globe Spotlight team.
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