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Global Countdown to Zero Tolerance – ECA Schedule of Activities

“Global Countdown to Zero Tolerance.” International Clergy Abuse Survivors, Activists and Allies to Stage Five Day Campaign in Rome during Papal Summit. Actions will include a Global “March to Zero”. Rome, Italy (January 31, 2019) -- A global organization of prominent clergy abuse survivors and activists, Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA), will be leading actions and protests in Rome during the upcoming papal summit, February 20-24, calling upon Pope Francis to write into universal church law zero tolerance for sexual abuse and cover-up. Expected in Rome will be fifty ECA leaders from six continents representing over 21 nations. They will convene in Rome on Monday, February 18. The group’s plans include a Global “March to Zero” led by survivors on Saturday, February 23. Joining ECA will be leaders from other prominent groups such as SNAP and Bishop Accountability, along with legal reform and human rights advocates. The Pope called the summit, [...]

February 3rd, 2019|ECA Blog Posts, North America, Europe|0 Comments

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 con este tipo de aclaraciones que usted hace, de seguro que no vamos a encontrar ninguna en la reunión. Nos ha llamado mucho la atención [...]

January 29th, 2019|ECA Blog Posts, Latin America|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 leadership to offer our direct participation, lived experience, and difficult wisdom. Your summit cannot succeed until the day you are willing [...]

January 21st, 2019|ECA Blog Posts, North America, Europe|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 be "questioned" in the examination, in the 80th session of the Committee, we find Guinea, Syrian Arab Republic, Japan, Bahrain, Czech Republic, Italy and [...]

January 21st, 2019|ECA Blog Posts, Europe|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 the many survivor groups from around the world. How can you succeed in truly addressing and resolving this crisis without their direct participation, lived experience, and difficult wisdom?   We survivors are from virtually every part of the world where [...]

January 2nd, 2019|ECA Blog Posts, North America|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 prominent role in the upcoming February worldwide Papal Summit on Abuse Insist that Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the [...]

January 2nd, 2019|ECA Blog Posts, North America|0 Comments
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