ECA’s New Year’s Letter to Pope Francis

January 2, 2018.

His Holiness, Pope Francis
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City.

Dear Pope Francis,

We are writing to you as global survivors of rape and sexual assault by clergy. Our organization represents prominent survivor organizational leaders and activists from around the world, including the United States.  

As the American bishops gather today at your direction in Chicago, we are writing to you with our concerns over two U.S. Cardinals who are playing leading roles in your upcoming February summit on abuse.  

We are also writing to urge you to include in your February summit the most important voices in the sexual abuse crisis:  the leadership from […]

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Francis must include global survivor groups in summit

As Americans bishops gather in Illinois, survivors demand Pope remove two US Cardinals from prominent roles in papal summit. 

Findings in explosive Illinois AG report “disqualifies” Chicago Cardinal Cupich from major appointment. 
 
Cardinal DiNardo of Texas also “unfit to lead” US delegation in Rome, survivors say.

Summit will have “no credibility” if led by prelates who cover-up child sex crimes.

Francis must include global survivor groups in summit.

Bishop Coyne, Cardinal DiNardo, and Bishop Doherty at the USCCB press conference in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018. Credit: Christine Rousselle/CNA.

WHAT
At a sidewalk news conference, the leading global and US organizations representing clergy abuse survivors will

  • Release a joint letter sent today by the two organizations to Pope Francis urging him to remove Cardinal Blase Cupich from his […]
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