2015 | Boston, MA USA – Interview with Al-Jazeera News
Phil Saviano takes the Al Jazeera 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.
Clergy abuse survivor and victim’s advocate Phil Saviano discusses his childhood abuse at the age of 11 and 12 by Fr. David Holley, a priest of the Worcester, MA Diocese. After a 30-year career of parish assignments, Holley was charged with sex crimes in New Mexico and in 1993, was sentenced to 275 years in prison. This is the longest prison sentence ever give to a Catholic priest for child sex abuse. In the second part of the interview, Saviano gives his thoughts about the Vatican’s plan to hold tribunals to judge and hold bishops accountable for protecting priests who molested children and covering-up crimes.
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