Global survivors and activists respond to Pope Francis statement

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August 20, 2018.

Global survivors and activists respond to Pope Francis statement.

The culture of abuse is a “mechanism” that lives in the structures and laws of the Church, global group says.

Church laws and structures must change then the culture of abuse will end.

Pope Francis in a statement today, is acknowledging that there are “a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons” who have been involved in criminal activities against children. This should put to an end anyone who continues to believe that it is just a small number of clerics who are involved in these crimes.

The Pope said that in “looking back to the past, no effort to beg […]

2018-08-21T06:04:42+00:00August 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Pope Francis must choose sides: victims or bishops who cover-up?

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August 19, 2018

Pope to survivors: “I’m on your side”.

Pope is still silent about Cardinal Wuerl and bishops that covered up child sex crimes.

Survivors to Pope: “You can’t be both on the side of victims and on the side of bishops that cover-up child sex crimes”.

CONTACT
Peter Isely
ECA Founding Member and Spokesperson, United States survivor
peterisely@gmail.com, contactus@ecaglobal.org
+14144297259 (available GMT)

(CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano).

Statement by Benjamin Kitobo, ECA Founding Member, Survivor from the Republic of the Congo

Yesterday, a spokesperson for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF 2018) announced that Cardinal Wuerl of the United States will no longer be participating at their events during the Papal visit. […]

2018-08-19T21:20:11+00:00August 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

On August 14, 2018, The Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, delivered the findings from a nearly 2 year long grand jury investigation. The report revealed more than 300 Catholic priests across Pennsylvania sexually abused over 1000 children over seven decades. The hierarchy of church leaders covered up the abuse, persuading victims not to report the abuse and law enforcement not to  investigate it.

“We believe that the real number – of children whose records were lost, or who were afraid ever to come forward – is in the thousands…Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all. For decades,” the grand jury wrote in its report.

For the […]

2018-08-16T23:58:14+00:00August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Global survivors of clergy abuse join SNAP & CCR

August 15, 2018.

The Global survivors of clergy abuse join SNAP in calling for a US Federal Investigation into abuse and cover up in the Catholic Church.

Global Survivors & CCR Join in calling for a Federal Investigation

Today, global survivors of clergy sexual abuse are applauding the US based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) in the organization’s call today for a US federal wide investigation of child sex crimes and cover-ups in the American church. The call comes in the wake of the explosive release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report detailing decade’s long abuse of children and the cover up of those crimes by bishops and senior managers in dioceses around the state.

“This is a global system of […]

2018-08-16T23:24:30+00:00August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Is Pope Francis also a part of the “circle of secrecy”?

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August 16, 2018

Global survivors, activists and experts to Pope Francis: break your silence about Cardinal Wuerl.
Is Pope Francis also a part of the “circle of secrecy”?
In wake of explosive US Grand Jury report, organization reissuing their demand that Wuerl step down from his role in papal visit to Ireland.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Pope Francis (Credit: David Goldman/AP)

On Friday August 10th, 2018 Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) a global organization of survivor leaders, activists and experts issued an open letter to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin. In the letter the organization urged Pope Francis to remove from their prominent roles in the upcoming Papal visit, three Cardinals apparently linked to covering up sex crimes for their brother bishops and be investigated […]

2018-08-16T05:17:24+00:00August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Global survivors to Martin: Three cardinals should step down from WMOF

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August 10, 2018

Global clergy abuse survivors and activists to Dublin archbishop: ask Pope to remove three cardinals linked to cover-up of clergy sex abuse from the WMOF.

ECA joins public demands that these Cardinals be investigated, not honored

Irish survivors deserve more respect from Papal visit, organization says

Organization appreciates Martin’s efforts to get clergy abuse on the Papal agenda

See: Open letter to Archbishop Martin available in:
https://www.ecaglobal.org/open-letter-to-archbishop-martin-from-eca/

Prominent clergy abuse survivors and human rights activists are delivering an open letter to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin today from a global organization focused on holding the Vatican accountable for ending clergy abuse. The activists are urging Martin to ask the Pope to take three decisive actions, including removing from the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) three cardinals facing serious questions about […]

2018-08-16T21:26:22+00:00August 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Open Letter to Archbishop Martin of Dublin

Open Letter to Archbishop Martin of Dublin on behalf of global survivors of clergy sexual abuse

Dr. Denise Buchanan – contact@ecaglobal.org – Jamaican survivor, ECA Board member
Peter Isely – peterisely@gmail.com – United States survivor, ECA Founding member and spokesperson
Fernando Brierley – fbrierley@gmail.com – Chilean survivor, ECA Founding member

August 10, 2018

Dear Archbishop Martin,

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin

Ending Clergy Abuse (ECAglobal.org) is appealing to you on behalf of clergy sexual abuse survivors from around the globe.

We are an organization that speaks on behalf of survivors from different parts of the world where the Catholic Church can be found.

Clergy abuse survivors form together a global community of sorrow and solidarity, memory and witness. They speak in all the languages of the […]

2018-08-16T03:08:38+00:00August 9th, 2018|0 Comments
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