Victims slam outgoing pope
- Published: 11 Feb 2013 at 22.12
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SYDNEY - An Australian group representing the victims of sexual abuse has welcomed Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, saying he had done little to stop "the reign of terror of child rapist priests", a report said.
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) issued a statement calling for the next pontiff to be more cooperative with inquiries into abuse claims, according to a report by the Australian Associated Press (AAP).
Spokeswoman Nicky Davis said: ''Victims welcome the resignation of a church official with immense power who has done so little to stop the reign of terror of child rapist priests.
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