SNAP Apologizes to Archdiocese and Falsely Accused Priest

November 27, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Gabe Jones
Media Relations Specialist
Phone: 314.792.7557

ST. LOUIS – The following is an apology to Reverend Joseph Jiang, Archbishop Robert Carlson, the late Monsignor Joseph Pins, and the Archdiocese of St. Louis as part of a settlement with the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) in a defamation lawsuit filed by Father Jiang in 2015:

The SNAP defendants never want to see anyone falsely accused of a crime. Admittedly, false reports of clergy sexual abuse do occur. The SNAP defendants have no personal knowledge as to the complaints against Fr. Joseph Jiang and acknowledge that all matters and claims against Fr. Jiang have either been dismissed or adjudicated in favor of Fr. Jiang. SNAP acknowledges that false claims of clergy sexual abuse injure those clerics falsely accused and the Roman Catholic Church. SNAP apologizes for any false or inaccurate statements related to the complaints against Fr. Joseph Jiang that it or its representatives made which in any way disparaged Fr. Joseph Jiang, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, Monsignor Joseph D. Pins and the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

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