Club suisse de la presse
Streamed live on June 7, 2018
Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) is a new international organization, formed by survivors and activists from more than 15 countries. All of them are engaged with the end of abuse in all forms, especially the child sexual abuse in clergy contexts. ECA is challenging The Church to punish bishops implicated on child sexual abuse and cover up around the globe.
ECA members held a press conference to: – Urge Pope Francis, as the head of Catholic Church, to investigate bishops across the world who have mishandled sex abuse cases; – Challenge the Pope to use his June 21 visit to Geneva to commit to creating a central mechanism for holding bishops accountable; – Announce the formation of Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) a new global justice effort to end the epidemic of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
José Andrés Murillo, Executive director of Fundación para la Confianza
François Devaux, President of La Parole Libérée
Peter Saunders, Founder of NAPAC, National Association of People Abused in Childhood
Anne Barrett Doyle, Co-director of BishopAccountability.org