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2002 | Worcester Bishop Calls Off SNAP Subpoena

In Print Media by PhilSaviano

September 2002 | BOSTON GLOBE – “Facing a barrage of criticism from alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse, Bishop Daniel Reilly of the Diocese of Worcester yesterday ordered church lawyers to withdraw a subpoena that attempted to force a victims support group to turn over the names and records of its members.”

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1995 | Saviano Refuses Terms of Confidentiality in Lawsuit Settlement

In TV News by PhilSaviano

November 18, 1995 | Phil Saviano makes a public statement about settlement terms of a lawsuit he has filed against the Diocese of Worcester, MA. Although he is in precarious health and thousands of dollars in debt, he is refusing a $15,000 settlement offer because he would have to give up his right to speak about his childhood abuse experience. He asks, “What is the diocese doing about this problem besides paying people to be silent about it?