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Troubling Vatican Investigation Into Cardinal John Dew Abuse Allegations – “There Were No Inquiries” Report Survivors

Monday, 10 June 2024, 1:12 pm | SNAP

Given that no details are known about the Vatican’s presumed investigation, and neither the complainants themselves nor any other key persons outside the church were ever contacted, it is questionable that any investigation actually occurred. More >>

Highest Ranked Catholic Church Officials In NZ Accused Of Child Sexual Assault Sought High-Level Court Suppression

Friday, 8 March 2024, 8:34 pm | SNAP

In April 2023, credible reports of clerical child sexual assault and other abuses including psychological torture perpetrated against innocent and helpless children by clergy who went on to become high-ranked officials in New Zealand's Catholic Church, ... More >>

New Zealand Catholic Church Fails To Deliver On Sexual Abuse Redress Promises

Friday, 22 December 2023, 6:50 pm | SNAP

19 December 2023 Catholic Church officials in New Zealand “have failed to fulfil, and are not fulfilling their obligations to victims and survivors of clergy and religious sexual abuse under their own redress scheme,” according to a new study on the New ... More >>

New Zealand Catholic Church Fails To Deliver On Sexual Abuse Redress Promises

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 11:23 am | SNAP

Officials of the New Zealand Catholic Church “have failed to fulfil, and are not fulfilling their obligations to victims and survivors of clergy and religious sexual abuse under their redress scheme,” according to a new study on the New Zealand ... More >>

New Catholic Bishop Of Palmerston North John Adams Criticises Victims And Survivors Of Clergy Abuse

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:32 am | SNAP

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) in Aotearoa New Zealand has received several reports of clerical sexual abuse and church-based abuse from victims and survivors in the Catholic Diocese of Palmerston North. SNAP invited the ... More >>

Clergy Abuse Survivors Respond To Appointment Of New Catholic Bishop Of Hamilton

Friday, 27 October 2023, 3:06 pm | SNAP

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Richard Laurenson as the new Catholic Bishop of Hamilton. SNAP expects the new bishop to be more effective than his predecessor, Bishop Stephen Lowe, in supporting victims and survivors of clergy abuse, and in protecting vulnerable ... More >>

Ritualistic Child Abuse In New Zealand Catholic Church. Bishops Remain Silent As Safeguarding Is Questioned

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 1:48 pm | SNAP

In 2021, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) in Aotearoa New Zealand, received reports of ritualistic abuse and other forms of faith-based abuse alleged to have been committed by Catholic priests of the Christchurch Diocese. The ... More >>

Survivors Respond To Appointment Of New Catholic Bishop Of Palmerston North

Friday, 23 June 2023, 5:25 pm | SNAP

The sexual abuse survivor group SNAP says the Catholic Church still has unresolved allegations of abuse within its Palmerston North Diocese. The statement comes as the Catholic Church announces the appointment of a new bishop, John Adams, to the ... More >>

2nd Open Letter To Pope Francis From Survivors Of Clergy & Religious Child Sexual Abuse In The NZ Catholic Church

Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 10:06 pm | SNAP

Worldwide, 7 June 2023 Upper Hutt, New Zealand 7 June 2023 His Holiness Pope Francis Casa Santa Marta 00120 Vatican City State Your Holiness, tēnā koe! Once again, we send you warm greetings from Aotearoa New Zealand. We draw your attention to our ... More >>

Catholic Church Child Sex Abuse Survivors King’s Birthday Appeal To Governor-General

Monday, 5 June 2023, 7:03 pm | SNAP

Worldwide, 05 June 2023 The sexual abuse survivor group SNAP Aotearoa says New Zealand’s sovereignty is being compromised with the concealment of sex abuse crimes through the political privilege and immunity granted by the NZ Government to The Holy See ... More >>

Pope’s Francis Commission To Safeguard Children Lacks “responsibility, compliance, accountability and transparency.”

Friday, 31 March 2023, 6:57 pm | SNAP

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, established by Pope Francis on 22 March 2014 to promote the protection of children and vulnerable adults, has lost its last founding member. The resignation of Hans Zollner SJ from the Commission ... More >>

Open Letter To Pope Francis From Survivors Of Clergy And Religious Child Sexual Abuse In The Catholic Church

Monday, 27 March 2023, 11:07 am | SNAP

His Holiness Pope Francis Casa Santa Marta 00120 Vatican City State Your Holiness, tēnā koe! Warm greetings from Aotearoa New Zealand. We wrote to you on 2 September 2022 – copy of letter attached. We expressed our concerns about victims and survivors ... More >>

New Zealand Catholic Church Lacks Transparency In Denying Survivor Complaints

Sunday, 26 February 2023, 8:30 pm | SNAP

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) in Aotearoa says the Catholic Church in New Zealand is still failing to properly respond to credible allegations of clerical and religious child sexual abuse. SNAP says no explanation is given to ... More >>

SNAP Aotearoa Responds To Death Of George Cardinal Pell 

Friday, 13 January 2023, 2:58 pm | SNAP

George Pell’s death will be a terribly trigger for many victims and survivors of Catholic clergy and religious abuse and child sexual assault, not just in Australian but also here in Aotearoa New Zealand and worldwide. Pell was one of the world’s ... More >>

Response To Catholic Church’s Public Relations Statements

Thursday, 12 January 2023, 3:11 pm | SNAP

The statements by NZ Catholic Church leaders on “looking forward from the work of the Royal Commission on Abuse in Care,” and their proposed commitments to handle clergy and religious sexual abuse complaints differently, and support mandatory reporting, ... More >>

SNAP Aotearoa Responds To Death Of Pope Benedict XVI

Sunday, 1 January 2023, 7:55 pm | SNAP

Pope Benedict XVI was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City State from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. During that time, he was irrefutably more concerned about the church’s deteriorating image than he was about caring ... More >>

Mandatory Reporting Of Sexual Abuse Allegations

Thursday, 29 December 2022, 5:38 am | SNAP

The Aotearoa New Zealand abuse survivor group SNAP has asked the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care to carefully examine the American Catholic Church’s charter on clerical and religious child sexual abuse known as the Dallas Charter 20 years ... More >>

Clergy Child Sex Abuse Survivors Harmed Again By Catholic Church Professional Standards Office

Sunday, 16 October 2022, 6:55 pm | SNAP

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) in Aotearoa New Zealand is again calling on Catholic Church leaders to audit their National Office for Professional Standards. That Office is responsible for complaints of sexual abuse perpetrated ... More >>

'Evidence Contradicts Church Statements'

Saturday, 8 October 2022, 7:06 pm | SNAP

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care begins its final Hearing this month. Focus is on the responses of faith-based institutions to abuse and neglect under their care. Recent publications from various churches claim that church leaders ... More >>

Catholic Church’s Redress Not Fit For Purpose

Friday, 12 August 2022, 11:25 am | SNAP

A sexual abuse survivor group SNAP says the Government’s decision to allow faith-based institutions like the Catholic Church to continue providing redress to survivors would just re-traumatise Catholic Church survivors. SNAP’s national leader, Christopher ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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