Victims, advocates push for Archdiocese of Santa Fe officials to come clean
By Andrew Oxford
Everyone finally believed them. At least that is how they felt.
In the days and weeks after the Catholic Diocese of Gallup in 2014 published a list naming 30 priests and a teacher who church executives said had been credibly accused of sexually abusing children, Elizabeth Terrill got one phone call after another from survivors whose allegations had been met for years with denial and doubt.
Terrill, the diocese’s victim assistance coordinator, recounts one caller telling her: “It feels like everyone really believes me.”
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