Most Reverend Victor Galeone
11625 Old St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32258
Dear Bishop Galeone:
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is here to provide hope and encouragement to the many victims of clergy sexual abuse in the St. Augustine area.
Since power over information rests largely on your shoulders, we are asking the following information for the well-being of victims and for the protection of children, teens, and vulnerable adults in your diocese.
- Release of the names of all the offending clergy who have been assigned to the parishes and schools in your diocese. These would include priests from other dioceses who have been given safe haven in your diocese, hidden from the law, and given freedom to abuse again.
- Release of the names of the clergy who have been reassigned to other dioceses when suspicions of abuse arose against them where they have been given freedom to continue to abuse.
- Release of the status of these molesting clergy: Accused? Convicted? Imprisoned? Laicized? Still in ministry? Moved to other dioceses? Moved out of the country? Living in our neighborhoods unidentified?
- Release of the names of all of the parishes and hospitals where they have been assigned.
- Release of the names of all of the schools where they have taught.
- Publication of this information in all church bulletins across the your diocese.
- Publication of this information on the diocesan website.
- Publication of this information in local media, both print and electronic.
- Visitation by you to all parishes where molesting priests have been assigned to fulfill your promise of full transparency about clergy abuse.
We sincerely hope that you will agree with us that this is the minimum the church should do to make amends for abuse of the innocent children, teens, and vulnerable adults in its care.
We look forward to your reply.
Ann Brentwood, Southeastern SNAP coordinator, 865-607-6119
David Clohessy, Executive Director of SNAP, 314-566-9790
Barbara Blaine, President of SNAP, 312-399-4747