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Sun Nov 28, 2021, 03:30 PM

Phil Saviano, key clergy sex abuse whistleblower, dies at 69

Source: AP

By WILLIAM J. KOLE

BOSTON (AP) — Phil Saviano, a clergy sex abuse survivor and whistleblower who played a pivotal role in exposing decades of predatory assaults by Roman Catholic priests in the United States, has died. He was 69.

Saviano’s story figured prominently in the 2015 Oscar-winning film “Spotlight” about The Boston Globe’s investigation that revealed how scores of priests molested children and got away with it because church leaders covered it up. He died on Sunday after a battle with gallbladder cancer, said his brother and caregiver, Jim Saviano.

In late October, Phil Saviano announced on his Facebook page that he was starting hospice care at his brother’s home in Douglas, Massachusetts, where he died.

“Things have been dicey the last few weeks,” he wrote, asking followers to “give a listen to Judy Collins singing ‘Bird On A Wire’ and think of me.”



FILE — In this Feb. 15, 2002 file photograph, Phil Saviano, regional coordinator for the Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests, poses for a portrait in his Boston home. Saviano, a clergy sex abuse survivor and whistleblower who played a pivotal role in exposing decades of predatory assaults by Roman Catholic priests in the United States, has died, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. He was 69. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)


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Omaha Steve Nov 28 OP
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malaise Nov 28 #2
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Sun Nov 28, 2021, 04:14 PM

1. brave man

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Sun Nov 28, 2021, 05:21 PM

2. Thanks for exposing the monsters among us

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Sun Nov 28, 2021, 05:26 PM

3. Cross gently, brave soul, after giving courage to so many




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Sun Nov 28, 2021, 06:17 PM

4. In memorium:

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Sun Nov 28, 2021, 11:01 PM

6. ...

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Mon Nov 29, 2021, 09:30 AM

7. If the other altar boy doesn't show then go home.

Don't serve mass with father Youknow alone.

Kids knew.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 09:45 AM

8. Parents knew also.

My sisters told me my mother was obsessed with being on time or early to pick me up after I served mass. There was no middle ground she would be on time.

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