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Spotlight: the reporters who uncovered Boston's Catholic child abuse scandal
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of The Guardian (One of the UK's leading newspapers)

The Guardian (One of the UK's leading newspapers), January 13, 2016
Posted: January 17th, 2016

In 2002, the Boston Globes Spotlight team, a group of five investigative journalists, uncovered the widespread sexual abuse of children by scores of the districts clergy. They also revealed a cover-up: that priests accused of misconduct were being systematically removed and allowed to work in other parishes. The journalists story, and those who suffered at the hands of the clergy, are the subject of Spotlight, a Hollywood movie. Phil Saviano was battling to get his story heard long before the Spotlight teams stories were published. Saviano ... was abused by his parish priest from the age of 12. Now in his 60s, [he] was one of the victims who refused a settlement from the church and retained, unlike others, his right to speak freely about his experience. Hes the founding member of the New England chapter of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests. After the Spotlight investigation, Snaps membership swelled to more than 22,000 as victims came forward, according to its executive director, David Clohessy. Before Spotlights work, Snap members were usually ignored, he says. They were unsuccessfully trying to warn parishioners, parents, police, prosecutors and the public about this massive, ongoing danger to kids. After Spotlights work, people started to pay attention. Since the Spotlight investigation, the Vatican has moved to establish a tribunal to hear cases of bishops accused of perpetrating or covering up child abuse.

Note: Watch an excellent segment by Australia's "60-Minutes" team titled "Spies, Lords and Predators" on a pedophile ring in the UK which leads directly to the highest levels of government. A second suppressed documentary, "Conspiracy of Silence," goes even deeper into this sad subject. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing sexual abuse scandal news articles from reliable major media sources.

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