ECA’s 21 Points of Action for Pope Francis

 

21 Points of Action for Pope Francis

Presented by Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) and BishopAccountability.org

February 25, 2019

ACCOUNTABILITY

  1. Immediately enact into universal canon law: Any cleric who has been found guilty of even a single act of child sexual abuse, no matter when the act occurred, will immediately be removed from ministry and permanently removed from the priesthood.
  2. Immediately enact into universal canon law: Any bishop or religious superior who has covered up or facilitated the sexual abuse of children will immediately be removed from his position of authority and permanently removed from the priesthood.
  3. Prohibit the destruction of abuse-related files, and immediately turn these files over to civil authorities.
  4. Create a canon law that criminalizes abuse of “vulnerable adults,” including […]
2019-03-03T21:38:45+00:00February 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Survivors to Respond to Pope Francis’ Final Remarks about Papal Summit Sunday

Survivors to Respond to Pope Francis’ Final Remarks about Papal Summit Sunday

In the spirit of responsibility, accountability and transparency global victims will be calling upon Pope Francis to explain his record in Argentina on sex abuse cases

WHAT
Survivors and founding members of the international survivors and human rights organization, Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA)

WHEN
TODAY. Sunday, February 24, 2019, directly after Pope Francis’s remarks at 11:00 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square

WHERE
Sala Stampa della Santa, Via della Conciliazione, 54, 00120 Città del Vaticano RM

WHO
Prominent survivors of clergy abuse and activists, Ending Clergy Abuse (ECAglobal.org), who have gathered from around the world for the papal summit.

WHY
On Sunday morning, Pope Francis will conclude the papal summit with remarks from St. Peter’s square.  The theme of the papal […]

2019-02-24T02:14:46+00:00February 24th, 2019|0 Comments

US victims of clergy sexual abuse to meet with US ambassador to the Vatican today.

Meeting taking place in Rome in midst of historic Papal Summit on abuse.

WHAT
Survivors and founding members who represent the US section of the international survivors organization, Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) will be meeting this afternoon in Rome with US Ambassador to the Vatican, Callista Gingrich.  It is the first time in the sexual abuse and cover up crisis that victims from the US will be meeting with the US government with their concerns about how Vatican rules, policies and directives are responsible for the sexual abuse of children in the US and what steps the US government is taking to address it.

WHEN
TODAY. Friday, February 22, 2019 at 3:00 PM.

WHERE
U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, Via Sallustiana, 49 00187 Rome, Italy

WHO
The US Section […]

2019-02-22T09:20:11+00:00February 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Survivors expectations High for Wednesday’s Anticipated Meeting with Pope Francis

Survivors expectations High for Wednesday’s Anticipated Meeting with Pope Francis

Survivors who are leaders of victims’ organizations from around the world will be in attendance

WHAT

Five victims of clergy sexual abuse who are members of Ending Clergy Abuse, a global organization of prominent survivors and activists who are in Rome for this week’s papal summit, will be meeting at the Vatican Wednesday morning.  The group expects Pope Francis to attend the meeting. The meeting was arranged by the members of the papal summit planning committee.

WHEN

The group will first make remarks at a scheduled press conference at 10:30 a.m. then leave for the Vatican at 11:00 a.m. for the planned meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.  Members who are attending the meeting will be available for comment after the meeting.

WHERE

Press […]

2019-02-20T00:33:03+00:00February 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Survivors of clergy abuse to respond to Vatican summit press conference Monday

Group to discuss the role of survivors in the summit.

WHAT
Survivors of clergy sexual abuse from around the world who are in Rome for this week’s papal summit will be responding immediately after a Vatican press conference Monday morning.  The Vatican is expected to finally announce the agenda of the summit, meetings with survivors and expectations concerning its outcome.

 

WHEN
Monday, February 18, immediately following an 11:30a.m. Vatican press conference.

WHERE
Outside the Vatican Press Building, Sala Stampa della Santa Sede, Via della Conciliazione, 54, 00120 Città del Vaticano RM

WHO
Founding members from Ending Clergy Abuse (ECAglobal.org) an international association of prominent survivors of clergy abuse and activists.

For all of ECA’s public actions, visit our website link: https://www.ecaglobal.org/eca-activities-rome-2019/

CONTACT
Peter Isely (US Spokesperson/ECA Founding Member)
Email:peterisely@gmail.com
Tel: +1414-429-7259 (English)

Dr. […]

2019-03-03T18:42:18+00:00February 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Until Pope Francis removes from the priesthood not only clergy abusers but those who cover-up for them, zero tolerance is an empty promise

Theodore McCarrick, pictured with Pope Francis, is the first cardinal ever to be defrocked for sex abuse. (RTE)

FEBRUARY 16, 2019. Pope Francis must remove from the priesthood any member of the hierarchy who covers up sex crimes.

As bishops around the world gather in Rome with Pope Francis  this week to discuss the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, many of the bishops there likely have been covering up child sex crimes.  What use is zero tolerance for sex offenders if their bishops are allowed by the Pope to cover up for them? If a bishop knows if he covers up for a sex offender that both he and the offender will be removed permanently from the priesthood then zero tolerance will […]

2019-02-17T21:47:58+00:00February 17th, 2019|0 Comments

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 […]

2019-02-12T19:38:26+00:00February 3rd, 2019|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 […]

2019-01-29T18:15:02+00:00January 29th, 2019|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 […]

2019-01-21T21:58:42+00:00January 21st, 2019|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 […]

2019-01-21T23:51:18+00:00January 21st, 2019|0 Comments
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