HEAD OF FRENCH BISHOPS SAYS ABUSE REPORT IS DEVASTATING
OCTOBER 1, 2021: FRANCE.
For 3 years, the French commission, CIASE, investigated sexual abuse committed in the church. This commission compiled a 2,000+ page report and the report has not ruled out any point of the systemic dimension of the problem.
October 5, 2021: PARIS (AP) By SYLVIE CORBET — Victims of abuse within France’s Catholic Church welcomed a historic turning point on October 5, 2021, after a new report estimated that 330,000 children in France were sexually abused over the past 70 years, providing the country’s first accounting of the worldwide phenomenon.
Report documents 3,000 pedophiles working within French Catholic Church over the last 70 years.
The independent commission examining sex abuse within the Roman Catholic Church in France believes of the 3,000 child abusers, two-thirds of them were priests — wrongdoing that Catholic authorities covered up over decades in a “systemic manner,” according to the president of the commission that issued the report, Jean-Marc Sauvé.
The 2,500-page document was issued as the Catholic Church in […]
October 2, 2021. WASHINGTON, D.C. Peter Isely and Tim Law, both representing ECA, were in Washington DC at the Cathedral of St. Michael’s on October 5th for a press event. This is President Biden’s church in DC.
We worked with Becky Ianni and Zach Hiner of SNAP and Sarah Pearson of Nate’s Mission Wisconsin for a press conference to endorse Kerry Robinson who is the likely pick of Biden to be the next US Ambassador to the Vatican.
She has said good things about accountability, transparency and the need to include survivors in any discussions about solutions to clergy abuse. If chosen she would be the first Ambassador with experience and knowledge of clergy abuse issues.