Man who protests at Welland church wants apology from Church


A Niagara man who protests every Sunday in front of a Welland Catholic church says he has no plans on stopping.

48 year old William O'Sullivan, who stands in front of St. Kevin's Church in Welland every Sunday, says he was sexually abused by a local priest, Donald Grecco when he was a child.

He tells CKTB he will keep protesting until the Diocese of St. Catharines apologizes to Niagara's survivors of sexual abuse.

On October 3rd O'Sullivan will meet with lawyers dealing with a $3 million civil lawsuit he's filed against Grecco, the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Catharines, the Roman Catholic Church, the province of Ontario, and the brothers of the Christian Schools of Ontario.

Grecco was first convicted of sexual assault in 2010, and in 2017, Grecco was convicted for sexually assaulting three others, including O'Sullivan.

Grecco has been released on parole.