Survivors of abuse by priests plan to rally today in front of Palm Beach Diocese

At least two people who say they were abused by priests plan to hold a rally today in front of the Palm Beach Diocese offices in Palm Beach Gardens.

Father John Gallagher says he was punished by Catholic Church for blowing the whistle on a pedophile priest. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)
Father John Gallagher says he was punished by Catholic Church for blowing the whistle on a pedophile priest. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

The local members of SNAP — the Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests — say they will “blast” Bishop Gerald Barbarito, leader of the Palm Beach diocese, for allegedly retaliating against a whistleblower priest who called law enforcement when a colleague admitted child sex crimes.

Father John Gallagher, the whistleblower priest who claims he was “frozen out” by the diocese, said he will not attend the rally.

SNAP members will will hold signs and childhood photos at 1:30 p.m. in front of the offices at 9995 N. Military Trail.

 

 

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