Pokrov.org is a resource for survivors of abuse in the Eastern Rite churches, both Orthodox and Catholic. We are NOT affiliated with any church, nor is this site “blessed” by any hierarch. Pokrov.org is proud to be affiliated with SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, although SNAP does not control the content of our website.
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Abuse can take place whether you are a child, a teenager or an adult. Adults can be married, single or divorced, male or female. Even clergymen, seminary students and clergy-wives can be abused. Abusers can be clergymen, monastics, clergy-wives, or just members of the laity.
Were you abused sexually or otherwise by someone in one of the Eastern Rite churches? Are you currently being abused by someone?
It is not your fault! You are not alone! We believe you!