SNAP responds to grand jury report on church sexual abuse

President of the nonprofit group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) Tim Lennon released a statement after the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse within the Catholic Church. 

In the statement, Lennon said SNAP commends the brave victims who came forward and shared their truth.

"Without their great courage, this day would not have been possible," Lennon said in the statement. 

Additionally, Lennon said SNAP applauds Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro who fought to make their truths public. 

SNAP called on churches, law enforcement and lawmakers to hold perpetrators accountable and protect survivors of abuse. 

The organization will be holding media events in the six dioceses covered in the report to highlight the findings on Monday, Aug. 20 and Tuesday, Aug. 21. 

SNAP is the world's oldest and largest support group for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings. 

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