Survivors & Advocates Protest City Street Sign Honoring Priest Accused of Child Sexual Abuse

Courageous Survivor Speaks Publicly and Files Lawsuit Under the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill

Survivors in New Jersey Have Days to File Lawsuits

What: At an outdoor protest, survivors of child sexual abuse, including a man who was sexually abused by Catholic priest Msgr. Eugene Fanelli, will:

  • Hand-deliver a letter demanding West New York City officials immediately remove a city-owned street sign that honors alleged child predator Msgr. Eugene Fanelli.
  • Implore Cardinal Tobin and Archdiocese of Newark officials to remove the street sign and add Fanelli’s name to the Archdiocese’s List of Credibly Accused Clergy.
  • Urge all survivors of child sexual abuse in New Jersey to take action under the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill before November 30, 2021.

A survivor who was abused by Fanelli will also speak publicly and disclose:

  • Both he and his father were sexually abused by Fanelli.
  • A lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese of Newark identifying Fanelli as an abuser.

When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 2:30 PM ET

LIVE STREAM: The press conference will also be live-streamed via Vimeo, FacebookYouTube, and in the News section of our website.  

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