April 14, 2005

Clergy-abuse activist heads to Rome


Bill Gately, a Plymouth resident and New England coordinator of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, plans to fly to Rome today to serve as a visual reminder of clergy abuse and join the campaign against Cardinal Bernard Law, who said a Mass after the pope's funeral. Gately said he hopes his presence in Rome serves as evidence that the problem is not resolved. Gately said he was disappointed that Law was allowed to say Mass, even though the cardinal resigned from his position as head of the Archdiocese of Boston in 2002 amid reports of his failure to remove abusive priests. ''They are canonizing, or trying to canonize, a man who presided over the largest child sex ring on the planet," Gately said.

Posted by kshaw at April 14, 2005 09:38 AM