BOSTON GLOBE, Boston,MA | February 20, 2019By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Survivors of clergy sexual abuse …
Phil Saviano is one of the survivors of Catholic clergy abuse and is an activist and established the New England chapter of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. His character is also featured in the Oscar-winning film, “Spotlight.” He spoke with The World’s Carol Hills from Rome about the Vatican conference.
THE BOSTON GLOBE, Boston,MA | February 21, 2019
By Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff – On the eve of an unprecedented Catholic Church conference on clergy sexual abuse, a dozen survivors from around the world urged greater transparency and zero tolerance for abusive priests in a frank, two-hour meeting with Vatican officials Wednesday, saying the scandal has left worshipers angry and betrayed and looking for the church to take action.
Feb. 16, 2016 | BCGAVEL.COM — It was the winter of 1993, and Phil Saviano was scouring microfilm in Boston College’s O’Neill Library, feeding reel after reel into the reader, copying and printing articles that would prove especially useful in his investigation. BC’s extensive collection of Catholic publications and its copies of the Catholic directories proved to be revealing, both for Saviano’s research and later, for the investigations of The Boston Globe’s ‘Spotlight’ team. READ STORY
Feb. 5, 2016 | PEOPLE.COM — He no longer belongs to any sort of organized religion, but Phil Saviano, whose pivotal role in exposing the child sex abuse scandal within the Catholic Church is showcased in the Oscar-nominated film Spotlight, appears to have had something almost like divine intervention on his side. READ STORY AT PEOPLE.COM
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester, MA has launched a legal attack against the leading support group for victims of clergy abuse. The diocese has issued a subpoena to Regional Director Phil Saviano for the chapter’s confidential records and commanded him to testify on behalf of the Bishop of Worcester in a civil suit. READ STATEMENT ON PDF
NOVEMBER 2015 | HUFFPOST LIVE – In 2002, child abuse survivor Phil Saviano blew the lid off the Catholic clergy abuse by coming forward to the Boston Globe. Saviano joins us, along with actor Neal Huff who portrays him in the new film, “Spotlight,” to tell his story. WATCH VIDEO BROADCAST
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.”
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.
October 2015 | SNAP New England leader talks with UK reporter about his childhood abuse, how having AIDS in 1992 freed him up to find the courage to go public with his story of abuse, and also how he feels about having actor Neal Huff portray him in the Spotlight movie.