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2009 | Kidney Transplant Links Two Clergy Abuse Survivors

In Print Media by PhilSaviano

August 26, 2009 | BOSTON (AP) – Phil Saviano spent years fighting for the victims of clergy abuse, an effort spurred by his own bitter experience at the hands of a priest. Later, with Saviano’s health slipping after a long battle with AIDS, he turned for support – and a new kidney – to the very network he helped nurture. No fewer than seven clergy abuse victims answered Saviano’s appeal.


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2007 | 5 Years Later, Abuse Scandal Still Echoes Through Catholic Church

In Radio and Web Reports by PhilSaviano

January 12, 2007 – By Rachel Martin, NPR
Five years ago this month, The Boston Globe published a series of reports exposing widespread allegations of sex abuse by clergy in Boston and efforts by the Catholic Church hierarchy to cover it up.

According to the Globe, 130 people claimed to have been sexually abused by Father John Geoghan, and church officials had known about the abuse and covered it up. The scandal triggered a chain reaction. Thousands of victims of clergy sex abuse around the country went public and filed suit, creating a scandal that rocked American Catholicism and has cost the Catholic Church more than $1 billion.


2005 | 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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2005 | WFCR Radio Amherst, MA – Interview with Phil Saviano

In Radio and Web Reports by PhilSaviano

April 5, 2005 | Phil Saviano returns to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he spent his college days in the early 1970s. He is on campus to give a speech as part of the University’s sex assault awareness and prevention program. Radio Host Bob Paquette talks to Phil about his years of public involvement in the clergy abuse issue.