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

Survivors Call out Pope Francis over the discovery of 215 Indigenous residential school children buried without dignity.

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 […]
2022-04-07T22:34:43+00:00June 4th, 2021|0 Comments


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

2021-03-31T07:02:30+00:00March 31st, 2021|0 Comments

No Response to letter sent to President-elect Joe Biden.

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 […]

2021-01-24T03:53:53+00:00November 10th, 2020|0 Comments


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.

2020-11-02T06:40:24+00:00November 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Survivors around the world dismayed by reversal of Cardinal Pell’s guilty verdict

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 […]

2020-04-07T20:52:29+00:00April 7th, 2020|0 Comments

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,
Apostolic Palace,
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 […]

2020-03-03T18:51:28+00:00March 3rd, 2020|0 Comments



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

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 […]

2020-02-22T10:18:14+00:00February 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Pope could have stopped priests who were molesting deaf children in Argentina, survivors say.

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/

2020-02-13T02:17:04+00:00February 13th, 2020|0 Comments



Friday, February 21-Rome

11:00:  Visit to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – CDF– In Rome. Deaf victims of priest sex abuse from Argentina going to CDF for their files to “test” Pope Francis new law abolishing papal secrecy. Piazza del S. Uffizio, 11, 00193 Roma, Italy. (11:00 am)

Visit to Argentine Ambassador to the Vatican after the CDF

14:00: Screening of “Defender of the Faith” by Christoph Rohl, Foreign Press Room, via dell’umilta, 83, 00187 Roma, (2:00 p.m).

Christoph Rohl will be present for a question and answer session after the screening along with Matthias Katsch, a member of ECA and Consultant in making the movie. 


Meeting with Survivors from Australia of the Cardinal Pell case (Time TBD)

Saturday, February 22
17:00: Global Twilight Vigil for Zero Tolerance. […]

2020-02-20T23:16:58+00:00February 9th, 2020|0 Comments
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