Bishop Joseph Brennan of the Diocese of Fresno issued a statement regarding victims of abuse by the clergy.
Earlier this week, a protest was held in Fresno by the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, which is also known as SNAP.
It’s demanding that the bishop release a list of priests and clergy accused of sexual abuse.
The group says the bishop’s statement “falls short” of showing compassion for victims.
In response to Brennan’s statement Friday, SNAP says:
“Although Bishop Brennan’s comment is a good start it still falls short of showing compassion for crime victims of the Catholic Church. Bishop Brennan ought to be mandating that all the secret files be released for credibly accused clerics. Further, he ought to be mandating that anyone who is employed by the church, or is a volunteer lay leader, to report what they know to local law enforcement, Fresno District Attorney and finally California Attorney General Becerra.”