The Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester, MA has launched a legal attack against the leading support group for victims of clergy abuse. The diocese has issued a subpoena to Regional Director Phil Saviano for the chapter’s confidential records and commanded him to testify on behalf of the Bishop of Worcester in a civil suit. READ STATEMENT ON PDF
Summary of published sexual abuse allegations and convictions of priests from the Catholic Diocese of Worcester, as of April 2002 READ DOCUMENT ON PDF
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester, MA has launched a legal attack against the leading support group for victims of clergy abuse. The diocese has issued a subpoena to Regional Director Phil Saviano for the chapter’s confidential records and commanded him to testify on behalf of the Bishop of Worcester in a civil suit. READ PRESS RELEASE ON PDF
New England SNAP Leader Phil Saviano joins the Worcester Talk Radio Station WTAG for the Friday Evening Roundtable with hosts Bob Holtz and Bob Hokinson. The program is devoted to a wide-ranging discussion of the exploding Catholic clergy sex abuse crisis, fueled by reporting of the Boston Globe Spotlight Team.
1998 | New England Cable News reports on two clergy abuse cases in the Diocese of Worcester, MA. Emphasis is given to Phil Saviano and details of how bishops in Worcester and other dioceses conspired to keep serial pedophile Fr. David Holley assigned to parishes for over two decades.
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
Area survivors of sexual abuse by clergy are forming a New England Chapter of the Chicago-based SNAP — Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests. Regional coordinator of the chapter will be Phil Saviano, a native of the Worcester Diocese, now living in Boston. READ PRESS RELEASE ON PDF
May 1996 | WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE – “A Jamaica Plain man who accused a local priest of sexually molesting him has accepted a settlement offer from the Worcester Diocese. Philip Saviano said the settlement was for $12,500 and that he will receive 60 percent of that.” SEE ORIGINAL REPORT ON PDF
November 1995 | BOSTON GLOBE — In this Globe report, Phil Saviano reveals publicly, for the first time, his sexuality, his illness and his determination not to agree to any confidentiality agreements when settling his lawsuit against the Catholic Diocese of Worcester. READ ARTICLE ON PDF
August 1993 | ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL – Profile of Holley victim Phil Saviano: “The telephone rang while Phil Saviano was upstairs doing his homework. He heard his mother talk for a while and then she summoned him to the phone. ‘Who is it?’ asked Saviano, who, at age 13, wondered what friends of his would talk to his mother for so long.”
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