"Governmental officials must be more open about sexual violence in the military," said David Clohessy of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. "It's just that simple. Otherwise, the safety of children and adults will be jeopardized. And public support for the armed services will be hurt."
"Is a child anywhere on earth safer now that a pope, for maybe the seventh or eighth time or ninth time, has briefly chatted with abuse victims? No," said SNAP's David Clohessy. "We beg Francis to stop acting like the abuse and cover-ups are over and that only healing is needed. That's disingenuous and dangerous."