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Barbara Blaine, founder of priest-abuse victims group SNAP, dies at 61

Barbara Blaine, founder of priest-abuse victims group SNAP, dies at 61

Barbara Blaine — the founder of SNAP, a prominent activist group in the Roman Catholic Church's clergy-abuse crisis — has died in Utah at 61.

The cause of her death Sunday was a condition resulting from a sudden tear in a blood vessel in her heart, her family said in a statement Monday.

"Her relentless advocacy enabled millions to eventually accept a long unbelievable reality: that tens of thousands of priests raped and fondled hundreds of thousands of kids while bishops hid...

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