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.
May 2002 | NEW YORK TIMES – “For more than ten years, the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests was little more than a loose support group of men and women who gathered in one another’s homes to share tears, traumatic memories and legal advice.” READ REPORT ON PDF
2002 | LE CROIX, FRANCE – J’ai attendu le dernier moment pour en parler à mes parents. » Phil Saviano avait toujours caché ce drame intime. Il avait été abusé sexuellement par un prêtre à l’âge de 11 ans.READ ARTICLE ONLINE
September 2002 | CORRIERE DELA SERA – News report in Italy’s largest circulation daily newspaper profiles SNAP victim’s advocate Phil Saviano. READ REPORT ON PDF
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 | 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.”
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.