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. 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
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.
August 2009 | BOSTON GLOBE – Minnesota Woman to Donate Kidney Today After Roslindale Man Reached Out for Help From Other Victims of Clergy Abuse. Susan Pavlak steps up to keep Phil Saviano alive.
October 2003 | The year was 1992, and Phil Saviano had yet to become a prominent leader in the movement for legal justice for victims of clergy sexual abuse. Back then, the Jamaica Plain resident was having trouble just leading his life.
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December 2002 |VALLEY ADVOCATE – The victim of an abusive priest, Phil Saviano shines a light on the Church’s dark past and its questionable future. READ STORY ON PDF
September 1997 |WORCESTER MAGAZINE — Phil Saviano, like so many of the other victims, was just a kid when his East Douglas parish priest sexually assaulted him. The Rev. David Holley, who is now an old man and a convicted pedophile doing time in a New Mexico prison, but a wide swath through many different parishes — here and in three other states. SEE ORIGINAL STORY ON PDF
APRIL 1997 | THE PATRIOT LEDGER – “Phil Saviano said his phone has stopped ringing since he began publicizing the first upcoming meeting of the New England chapter of Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests.”
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