Who: SNAP of Tennessee, survivors of clergy sexual abuse, parishioners of the Diocese of Knoxville which encompasses the entire area of East Tennessee
WHAT: Demonstration at Sacred Heart Cathedral 711 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN. We will be on public property by Northshore Drive in front of the cathedral. Holding signs and raising awareness from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Press conference at 1:00 at Marble Pavilion in Lakeshore Park off Lyons View Pike See below!
When: October 30, 2022
Demonstration 8:30 a.m. Eastern
Press conference: 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Where: Marble Pavilion at Lakeshore Park. Address for Lakeshore Park is 5930 Lyons View Pike. (The Lyons View Pike entrance is the only one open due to park construction.)
Follow the signs to Marble Pavilion and Hall. You will see a playground on the left before you reach the parking area for Marble Pavilion. GPS information: Marble Pavilion at Lakeshore Park, Knoxville, TN 37919
The Marble Pavilion is less than a mile from Sacred Heart Cathedral where demonstrators will hold signs from around 8:30 to 11:30.
WHY: To demand the resignation of Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville.
Two survivors will speak. The betrayal of 4 survivors of clergy sexual abuse will be discussed. Cover-up, corruption, intimidation and retaliation of the administration of Bishop Stika will be revealed.
Packets will be available with letters sent to Archbishop Shelton Fabre of the Archdiocese of Louisville, Papal Nuncio Archbishop Christophe Pierre, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.