Survivors Call out Pope Francis over the discovery of 215 Indigenous residential school children buried without dignity.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
OTTAWA, CANADA: JUNE 1, 2021
As a founding member of ECA and a survivor of the notorious St. Anne’s residential school in Canada. Evelyn Korkmaz is calling for an official apology by His Holiness, Pope Francis for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the genocide of our people, culture, traditions, language and spirituality. Also, to take ownership and responsibility for its role in the recently discovered burial site on the Kamloops Indian Residential School grounds, which is proof of the horrific actions we witnessed as children. How many more burial sites will we find on these residential school sites?
In support of Evelyn’s call for justice, the Board of ECA (Ending Clergy Abuse) demand that the Catholic Church:
- Release all records regarding all the […]
The Human Flourishing Program at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, The Harvard Divinity School, and The Catholic Project at The Catholic University of America present
The Inaugural, International, Interdisciplinary Symposium
Faith and Flourishing in the Face of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Strategies for Prevention and Healing
With a Keynote Address by the: Rev. Dr. Denis Mukwege, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
April 8–10, 2021 REGISTER HERE
Photograph by Mindy Schauer / Digital First Media / Getty.
JANUARY 23, 2021.
Three Popes Enabled McCarrick’s Rise to Power Despite Well-Documented Evidence of His Serial Abuse of Seminarians and Minors.
On November 10, 2020, U.S. victims called on then President-elect Biden to respond. To date. No response.
In 1988, James Grein, a child victim of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, revealed the abuse to Pope John Paul II, telling him, “McCarrick has been abusing me since I was young.” In the room with John Paul II were the second and third most powerful Vatican officials, Italian Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Vatican Secretary of State, and his personal secretary, now Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz. According to Grein, John Paul II, now a Catholic saint, responded with a […]
This year All Survivors’ Day will be recognized on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in-person events will not be promoted. SNAP will be organizing a digital engagement campaign instead with the intention to encourage all survivors and survivor organizations to participate. Your help is needed to make this year’s All Survivors’ Day special by sharing your story on social media. Click here to learn more how you can use your social media account to help spread the word about #AllSurvivorsDay.
Setback, they say, cannot deter path forward.
Statement by Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA).
APRIL 7, 2020. Survivors around the world today are reacting with dismay and confusion over the Australian High Court’s reversal of the conviction of Cardinal George Pell for child sexual assault. Although the court said it was not ruling on the guilt or innocence of Pell it effectively did just that, annulling a guilty verdict by a jury, which was upheld by a majority appeals court decision. It seems as if the high court made the extraordinary decision to re-try the case on their own, although Pell was given the absolute fullest latitude of the law and was represented by a competent and very expensive […]
Survivors refute Scicluna’s statement that “silence and cover-ups” in the Church are now “a thing of the past”.
MARCH 2, 2020.
His Holiness, Pope Francis,
00120 Vatican City.
Dear Pope Francis,
Our organization led the largest international gathering of clergy sexual abuse victims and activists in Rome in February 2019 and 2020. Our conduct was peaceful and our message clear: Zero Tolerance.
Last month, during the first anniversary of your global summit on abuse we returned to Rome to deliver a report on the developments over the past year from around the world. Our presence was not acknowledged and no one from the Vatican or Church leadership approached us. This was in sharp contrast to last year when we were invited to meet with your planning group before the Summit and […]
TODAY. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22.
WHERE: Giardini di Castel Sant’Angelo.
As anniversary of papal summit on abuse ends, survivors gather in vigil to support Argentine deaf survivors of abuse who Pope Francis has refused to meet with while in Rome this week
Victims and their advocates will declare the next step forward that must be done by Pope Francis in the global clergy abuse crisis
WHAT / WHY
Deaf victims of childhood sexual abuse and torture by Roman Catholic clergy from Argentina, along with their human rights attorneys and survivors from different countries will gather for a twilight vigil. The survivors from Argentine have traveled this week to Geneva and Rome to testify to human rights violations by the Holy See, obtain documents from the Vatican Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) concerning a secret […]
Deaf survivors to Pope Francis: You knew, and you did not act.
Groups will travel to UN in Geneva to report human rights violations by Holy See.
Survivors then want public meeting with Francis in Rome to mark first anniversary of global abuse summit.
Link to activities and press events in Geneva and Rome February 16-22: https://www.ecaglobal.org/eca-actions-in-geneva-and-rome-2020/