Staff photographer Butch Comegys attended an event today in downtown with the Survivors Network of those Abused by priests, or SNAP. Below are the images he captured during the event.

A parishioner from Saint Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton, clutches her rosary beads, as she speaks with reporters before mass on Monday. Butch Comegys / Staff Photographer

 

Tim Lennon of Tucson, Arizona President of SWAP: Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, holds a photograph of himself as a child, as speaks with reporters on Monday in front of Saint Peters Cathedral in downtown Scranton. Lennon was sexually abused as a child by a catholic priest. Butch Comegys / Staff photographer

 

Tim Lennon of Tucson, Arizona, President of SNAP: Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, speaks with reporters in front of Saint Peters Cathedral at left, and Saint Peters Rectory at right, on Monday in downtown Scranton. Lennon was sexually abused by a Catholic priest from his local church when he was a child. Butch Comegys / Staff Photographer

 

A Roman Catholic nun walks past a press conference in front of Saint Peters Cathedral on Monday in downtown Scranton. Tim Lennon, of Tucson, Arizona, President of SNAP, speaks with reporters regarding child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Lennon was sexually abused as a child by a Catholic priest. Butch Comegys / Staff Photographer Story by O’Connell

 

A parishioner from Saint Peters Cathedral clutches her rosary beads as she speaks with reportes before mass on Monday in downtown Scranton. Butch Comegys / Staff Photographer

 

Tim Lennon of Tucson, Arizona, President of SNAP: Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, holds a photograph when he was a child, as speaks with reporters in front of Saint Peter’s Cathedral on Monday in downtown Scranton. Lennon was sexually abused as a child by a Catholic priest from his local church. Butch Comegys / Staff Photographer

 

The weathered face of a statue of the Blessed Mother stands in front of the Diocese of Scranton Pastoral Center in downtown Scranton on Monday. Butch Comegys / Staff Photographer