ECA está decepcionado por las declaraciones del Papa Francisco

Pope Francis on the plane that brought him back to Rome from Panama, where he has been in recent days for World Youth Day. Jan.27.2019.Condividi.

Respuesta al Papa.

January 29. 2019. Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) Estamos decepcionados y preocupados por las declaraciones del Papa, sobre la reunión del próximo febrero en Roma por diferentes razones que las pasamos a explicar. Es cierto, de que las víctimas y los defensores de los derechos humanos, estamos esperando respuestas de esa reunión, porque lo amerita la magnitud de la pederastia clerical en el mundo; porque han reconocido otros miembros de la iglesia de que existe un mecanismo de encubrimiento institucionalizado y éste debe ser desterrado; y, porque el conjunto de la sociedad está esperando respuestas y […]

2019-01-29T18:15:02+00:00January 29th, 2019|0 Comments

ECA Global calls for meeting with Pope Francis at February Summit.

January 16, 2019.

His Holiness, Pope Francis.
Apostolic Palace.
00120 Vatican City.

Dear Pope Francis,

We are writing to you as global survivors of childhood clergy sexual abuse and human rights activists to urge you to include in your February summit members of our association, Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA).

We are survivors and activists from virtually every part of the world where the church has made a home over the long centuries.  In February, we will be present in Rome with approximately 45 participants from 21 countries and 5 continents. We will be standing outside peacefully but forcefully demanding action by you to effectively address the issue of clergy abuse of children and cover up.

It is our desire, however, to be inside the summit with you and your […]

2019-01-21T21:58:42+00:00January 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Global activists present Italian clergy sexual abuse cases to the UN and follow with protest

Francesco Zanardi at Press Conference in Italy in Nov. 2018. Photo by: Simone Padovani.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. January 21, 2019. Francesco Zanardi, an Italian survivor and President of the Italian Association Rete L’Abuso and member of ECA Global, will be in Geneva at the headquarters of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on January 22nd and 23rd, to present the Italian case to The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC).  Following the presentation on January 22, there will be a protest at 2pm.

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the body of 18 Independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties. Among the States party to the Convention that will […]

2019-01-21T23:51:18+00:00January 21st, 2019|0 Comments

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 […]

2019-01-02T08:22:40+00:00January 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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 […]
2019-01-02T07:48:52+00:00January 2nd, 2019|0 Comments
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