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ECA Indigenous Survivor meets with Pope Francis and draws attention to a current clergy abuse case and cover up in the Congo

JULY 29, 2022: Edmonton, Canada. After 50 years of waiting for an apology for the horrific treatment of indigenous children in residential schools in Canada, Evelyn Korkmaz, co-founding member of Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA), and survivor of St. Anne’s Residential School, met with the Pope on Friday, July 29, 2002. Her message was simple, SHOW US THE RECORDS.
ECA supports the demand of Evelyn Korkmaz and calls on Pope Francis, before he leaves Canada, to state that all records held by Catholic entities regarding the residential schools will be made available as was the promise on December 17, 2019 when he abolished the pontifical secret in the case of sexual violence and the abuse of minors committed by members […]

2022-07-29T21:15:18+00:00July 29th, 2022|0 Comments

Pope apologizes, but he must also SHOW US THE RECORDS

Evelyn Korkmaz, co-founding member of Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA), and survivor of St. Anne’s Residential School, will meet with the Pope on Friday, July 29, 2002. Her message is simple, I’ve waited 50 years for this apology and he must also- SHOW US THE RECORDS
Shared from Evelyn’s Facebook page:
Nishnawbe Aski Nation ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᐅᑭᒪᐎᓐ
‘This is our country. We welcomed you to our country and we were shown disrespect. Throughout his time here, I am hoping His Holiness extends his apology with a plan on how he will work with us to try to achieve reconciliation. There was no mention of releasing the documents that are filled with our history. These documents hold where the lost souls were buried. These documents hold the identification […]

2022-07-28T22:03:18+00:00July 28th, 2022|0 Comments

A secret world of power, abuse and cover-ups in New Zealand schools

The Marist Brothers and Fathers have educated influential individuals at their prestigious Catholic high schools. But their record of sexual abuse […]

July 3, 2022. NEW ZEALAND.

Dr Murray Heasley ECA Member and spokesperson for the Network for Survivors of Abuse in Faith-based Institutions, says the Network is at the root of  articles exposing Marist abuse in New Zealand.

Over the next few weeks they will expose 8 articles highlighting Marist abuse in New Zealand. Their work shows the important link between advocacy and journalism in a deep investigation into systemic abuse. Murray Heasley says,  “Without this link we fail to engage the public and influence the politicians that make policy.”

The Marist Brothers and Fathers have educated influential individuals at their prestigious Catholic high schools. But their record of sexual abuse […]

2022-07-28T21:34:49+00:00July 3rd, 2022|0 Comments

Confronting Sexual Violence in Uganda

MAY 2022. UGANDA.

Tim Law, Founder and Board Member of ECA traveled to Mpigi Town, Uganda and had the opportunity to spend two days with Janet Aguti and her team called the Totya Platform.

The Totya Platform (TP), a non-profit started in 2018, may be unique to Africa in its multi-
faceted approach to challenging sexual violence.

Totya means ‘don’t be afraid’ in Luganda and was inspired by Janet’s brave journey as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.
TP is helping to change a culture where open discussion about sex is still a […]

2022-07-03T02:38:42+00:00July 3rd, 2022|0 Comments

ST. ANNE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVOR SAYS POPE FRANCIS NEEDS TO DO MORE THAN APOLOGIZE TO US…

Evelyn Korkmaz

APRIL 4, 2022: ALONE WITH MY THOUGHTS: I am going to express my thoughts and feelings about the Papal apology. I totally respect that some survivors needed to hear an apology, and that’s fine. I am glad you can now move forward with your life and begin your healing journey. But, I need more.

I am sorry and ashamed, doesn’t seem to do it for me. So here I go, in my opinion…..I had a few days now, for all this, to sink in and wrap my head around it. I lost too many years, to not take an in-depth look at the Pope’s apology to me […]

2022-04-07T23:00:59+00:00April 7th, 2022|0 Comments

Pope Francis has made a historic apology to Indigenous peoples of Canada

APRIL 1, 2022. Pope Francis has made a historic apology to Indigenous peoples for the “deplorable” abuses they suffered in Canada’s Catholic-run residential schools. About 150,000 children were taken from their homes. Many were subjected to abuse, rape and malnutrition in what the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2015 called “cultural genocide”. CNN REPORT
Evelyn Korkmaz, one of ECA’s Founding Members and a St. Anne’s residential school survivor said “I am disappointed in his apology. There was no mention of the lost souls who were recovered on the residential school grounds across Canada. There was no mention of releasing the documents, so we can identify those that never made it home. There was no mention of reparations for the harm the […]

2022-04-02T10:08:23+00:00April 2nd, 2022|0 Comments

ECA GLOBAL NEWS – SPRING 2022 UPDATES.