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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 and my people. I feel Pope Francis did not apologize but blamed the bad behaviours for the role that several Catholics, particularly those with educational responsibilities for wounding us and so on. Right there the Pope did two things. 1) He [...]

April 7th, 2022|ECA Blog Posts|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 Church has caused and done everything they could to annihilate and destroy our indigenous people. There was no mention of releasing monies promised in the IRSSA signed in 2006.. it is [...]

April 2nd, 2022|Announcements|0 Comments

ECA GLOBAL NEWS – SPRING 2022 UPDATES.

  ECA GLOBAL NEWS: DIRECT LINK. SPRING 2022. POPE APOLOGIZES TO THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE 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 Church has caused and done everything they could to annihilate and destroy our indigenous people. [...]

April 2nd, 2022|ECA Blog Posts|0 Comments

Independent Commission Established for Victims of Religious Sexual Abuse

SIGN THE PETITION FEBRUARY 28, 2022. Two structures have been established for recognition and reparation of sexual violence committed by members of religious institutions. They are here to help you, to listen to you, to find together, the best personalized support. You're not alone anymore. - The "Commission for Recognition and Reparation" (CRR) for victims of clerics dependent on religious communities and The Independent National Instance for Recognition and Reparation (INIRR) for victims of clerics in the dioceses. These two bodies will receive victims who ask for recognition and reparation, including financial reparation, even for old events. The concrete implementation of these two reparation structures requires your help. Thank you for the energy that your support gives us! SIGN THE PETITION

March 10th, 2022|ECA Blog Posts|0 Comments

Raid on home of journalist who reported on the sexual abuse of the Sodalicio religious association

January 21, 2022. PERU. Pedro Salinas: "The message of the Sodalicio is that, if you mess with them, they will screw you all your life".  In an interview with Infobae, the investigative journalist, who uncovered the Sodalicio case, talked about the raid on his home and the religious group, involved in the largest sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. Since 2015, when the book "Half monks, Half soldiers" was disclosed, both Paola Ugaz and Pedro Salinas have been systematically harassed from the front pages of far-right newspapers, telephone threats and emails, in addition to seeking to open legal proceedings. It is very exhausting, says Salinas in this interview with Infobae, but they are going to continue investigating the religious group.  Read more by Juan Mauricio Munoz:  https://www.infobae.com/america/peru/2022/01/21/pedro-salinas-el-mensaje-del-sodalicio-es-que-si-te-metes-con-ellos-te-van-a-fregar-toda-la-vida/

January 29th, 2022|ECA Blog Posts|0 Comments

Church authorities order second inquiry into troubled Peruvian order

JANUARY 22, 2022.  PERU + ROME – At the same time it is conducting a canonical investigation of a Peruvian religious order accused of abuse, the Archdiocese of Lima has come under fire from an oversight body for failing to respond to complaints about the same order sent their way. More Here: https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-americas/2022/01/church-authorities-order-second-inquiry-into-troubled-peruvian-order The Archdiocese of Lima has not responded to a Crux request for comment. Follow Elise Ann Allen on Twitter: @eliseannallen

January 29th, 2022|ECA Blog Posts|0 Comments
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