US DOJ orders all US bishops not to destroy abuse documents, but in previous post Pennsylvania bishop did just that.

October 26, 2018. Today it was learned that the U.S. Department of Justice has put every US diocese under notice to “not destroy, discard, dispose of, delete, or alter any” documents related to the sexual abuse of children as they investigate “possible violations of federal law.” The letter, addressed to Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is significant because it covers not only the state of Pennsylvania, where the D.O.J. has officially launched a federal probe, but the entire U.S.

One Pennsylvania bishop likely at the center of the current federal investigation is Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh. Zubik has a long history in Pittsburgh.  According to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, as Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar of Clergy under […]

2018-10-27T00:13:29+00:00October 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Survivors from around the globe welcome US federal investigation of Pennsylvania dioceses but inquiry needs to be nationwide

US justice officials are well behind Australia and other countries.

October 18, 2018. Today it was learned that the US Justice Department has finally launched an investigation into the sex abuse of children and the cover up of those crimes in the dioceses of Pennsylvania. This is a long overdue and significant development.  It should lead to a nationwide probe of every diocese and religious order in the US, especially where the documentation and evidence is similar, if not more damning, than Pennsylvania. This includes several states where nearly full sets of church documents have been court ordered released through civil courts and church bankruptcies. There are now over a million pages of abuse files that have been made public across the […]

2018-10-19T05:09:19+00:00October 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Protest in Warsaw to demand investigation of pedophilia in Poland’s church

Warsaw protest to demand investigation of pedophilia in Poland’s church.

Reported by Donald Snyder NCR online. October 4, 2018.

Childrens’ shoes are seen Aug. 26 on the fence of the Church of Saint Florian in Krakow, Poland, for victims of pedophilia in that diocese. (Jakub Porzycki/Agenja Gazeta).

Child sexual abuse survivor and victims’ advocate Marek Lisinski is leading a march Oct. 7 in Warsaw to protest pedophilia in Poland’s Catholic Church. Lisinski, 50, is president of Don’t Be Afraid Foundation, an organization that counsels and operates a hotline for survivors of sexual abuse.

The Oct. 7 protest will demand the establishment of a government commission to evaluate the extent of pedophilia in the church and to aggressively prosecute sex offenders. […]

2018-10-06T16:36:17+00:00October 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Global survivors of clergy abuse call for action against abuse in seminaries

As worldwide synod of bishops on young people and vocations begins in Rome global survivors of clergy abuse call for action against abuse in seminaries.

Group wants synod to embrace zero tolerance of sexual violence, cover up by bishops and demand Vatican compliance with UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Statement by Peter Isely, Founding Member, Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA).

October 2, 2018. Bishops around the world will convene on Wednesday October 3rd in Rome to begin a month-long synod on young people, faith and vocational discernment.  The purpose of the synod is to discuss and make recommendations to Pope Francis.  They are meeting during an unprecedented global crisis of sexual assault of youngsters by clergy and the cover up of these crimes by […]

2018-10-02T03:28:24+00:00October 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

New information revealed on the serious scope of clergy sexual abuse in Italy

Italian survivors demand open investigation by the United Nations on clergy sexual abuse.

Three events are being organized by Rete L’ABUSO to demonstrate the serious scope of clergy sexual abuse in Italy.
Ending Clergy Abuse – Global Justice Project (ECA Global) is supporting these events and will be represented by three of its founding members: Matthias Katsch, spokesperson with ECKIGER TISCH (Squared Table) and member of the board of ECA Global from Germany, Marek Lisiński, President of the Foundation Nie lękajcie sie from Poland, Lieve Halsberghe, activist from Belgium.

2nd October, at 10.30 am, the Press conference organized by Rete L’ABUSO and by ECA Global will be held at the Foreign Press conference room in Italy, in Via dell’Umiltà 83C. All […]

2018-10-01T18:55:01+00:00October 1st, 2018|0 Comments
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