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Catholic Church / Sexual Abuse / Priests / Geoghan Death / Saviano Interview #736188

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Aug 23, 2003
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(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Report introduced.

(New York: Michael Okwu) The death of defrocked priest and convicted child molester John Geoghan after being attacked in prison featured; details given about the efforts of Boston archdiocese Cardinal Bernard Law & other church leaders to cover up allegations of sexual abuse by priests; statement from the Boston archdiocese quoted. [MAN – says this is another tragedy in the trail of tragedy in the clergy sex abuse crisis.] [Victims’ attorney Michael GARABEDIAN†- comments on victims’ reactions.]

(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Live interview held with Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests {SNAP} Phil Saviano† about abuse victims’ reactions to Geoghan’s death. [SAVIANO – says this is a tragic & troubling end to a long story; comments on potential impact on the fate of other priests awaiting trial; says he hopes prisons will take better care of inmates because child molesters are targets in prisons; comments on changes in the Catholic Church since the sex abuse scandal.]

Koppel, Andrea;
Okwu, Michael

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