A victim advocacy group is once again calling for the resignation of Baltimore’s archbishop.
On Monday, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) called for a change in power after the revelation that known abusers were left in power to this day by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Vice President Abp. William Lori.
“We call on Lori today to immediately remove all five of these church officials from their pastoral duties and remove them from being in active ministry,” declared David Lorenz, director of the Maryland SNAP chapter, at a Monday press conference. “When we find out that our Abp. Lori is allowing these priests to remain in ministry — who helped cover up — it’s time for him to step aside and be removed as bishop of Baltimore.”
The statement comes after the Baltimore Sun released the names of five Church officials “who acted to shield abusive priests from accountability over the last three decades.” Their names were redacted from the attorney general’s report, and four of the five officials are still ministering within the archdiocese.
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