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

WHAT’S NEXT? TWILIGHT VIGIL IN ROME TODAY.

TODAY. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22.

WHERE: Giardini di Castel Sant’Angelo.

https://maps.app.goo.gl/aeikPSyikzqGgeVv6

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 […]

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

ECA ACTIONS IN ROME 2020

ECA SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC ACTIONS IN ROME 2020

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. 

https://www.newdocs.de/defender-of-the-faith/

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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Deaf survivors from two continents to bring case against Vatican to UN in February.

Groups say Holy See is violating international treaty against torture.

Survivors then traveling to Rome to mark first anniversary of Papal Summit on Abuse.

2020-01-31T23:56:20+00:00January 31st, 2020|0 Comments
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