Deaf victims of priest sex abuse from Argentina going to CDF for their files.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

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.

Will also deliver to Vatican officials report detailing human rights violations by the Holy See in Geneva earlier this week.

Vatican officials in Argentina today refusing to cooperate with Argentine prosecutors in criminal investigations of sexual assault against deaf children.

Victims will then deliver report to Argentine Ambassador to Holy See and demand action.

Link to press event yesterday in Rome with testimony from survivors: https://www.facebook.com/196165787655588/posts/547511362521027/

Link to activities and press events in Rome February 16-22 https://www.ecaglobal.org/eca-actions-in-geneva-and-rome-2020/

WHAT / WHY
Deaf victims of childhood sexual abuse and torture by Roman Catholic clergy from Argentina, along with human rights attorneys and global […]

2020-02-20T23:26:15+00:00February 20th, 2020|0 Comments

PRESS CONFERENCE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Deaf survivors to Pope Francis: You knew, and you did not act

It is estimated that nearly 300 deaf children were abused in church operated schools in Argentina and Italy over several decades

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

Groups just arrived from Geneva in meetings with UN officials

Survivors are asking for a public meeting with Francis to mark first anniversary of global abuse summit

Link to activities and press events in Rome February 16-22: 
https://www.ecaglobal.org/eca-actions-in-geneva-and-rome-2020/

WHAT
Deaf victims of childhood sexual abuse and torture by Roman Catholic clergy from Argentina, along with human rights attorneys and global survivors and activist organizations will provide testimony of human rights violations by Pope Francis and the Holy See. The groups are asking for a meeting this week with Pope Francis.

WHERE
Foreign […]

2020-02-20T02:33:31+00:00February 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Deaf survivors to Pope Francis: You knew, and you did not act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

FEBRUARY 12.2020.

Deaf survivors to Pope Francis: You knew, and you did not act.

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

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/

Deaf survivors of clerical abuse in Argentina are asking for a public meeting with Francis on the first anniversary of the global papal summit.

The survivors will be in Rome February 20-22, following three days of meetings with United Nations officials in Geneva, where they will present evidence from their own abuse cases of human rights […]

2020-02-13T03:52:39+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

Letter to Pope Francis Requesting Public Meeting in Rome

JANUARY 30, 2020. Dear Pope Francis.

We write to you as deaf survivors of clerical sexual abuse in your home country.

We were raped, sexually assaulted and physically tortured by Catholic priests, nuns and lay people employed by the Company of Mary for the Education of the Deaf, a congregation that answers to the Vatican and to you

This situation involves almost two generations of children who were abused while in the care and safety of your Church.

Our story goes to the very heart of the cover-up of these crimes within our country. The crimes were not secret either to church officials in Argentina or to Vatican officials as proven in criminal investigations and prosecutions carried out in the city of La Plata and in the province of Mendoza.

This must stop. We will […]

2020-02-08T05:23:50+00:00February 8th, 2020|0 Comments

ECA GLOBAL DECEMBER NEWSLETTER – 2019 IT’S A WRAP!

DECEMBER 26, 2019. ECA’S DECEMBER NEWSLETTER.

Much Appreciation for everyone who participated in ECA’s activities in 2019.
As we end an epic year, and draw courage from all survivors, human rights activists and allies, let us reflect on the top 12 highlights for 2019 and be inspired and encouraged that our efforts made a difference and will matter even more as we continue to support each other and amplify ECA’s efforts in 2020.
2019-12-26T22:24:12+00:00December 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Global survivors of abuse looking to McCarrick report to provide dramatic proof of Pope Francis’ new promise to abolish papal secrecy 

What survivors and activists say to look for in the report.

Report will span three decades and three Popes linked to cover up .

The key question the report must answer:  When did John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis know about the abuse and what did they do about it?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

DECEMBER 22, 2019.

In a recent meeting with Pope Francis several leaders of the US hierarchy indicated that the long delayed and potentially explosive results of a 13 month long Vatican investigation into three decades of cover up of the criminal conduct of  former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington DC is soon to be released, perhaps before Christmas or early January. 

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2019-12-23T04:04:09+00:00December 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Survivor Groups demand the Holy See submit their UN Report on the Rights of the Child

 

DECEMBER 19, 2019

Dear Sir/Madam,
This year 2019 is ending without the Holy See depositing for the third time, at the request of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the periodic report that gives an account of the fulfillment of the obligations contracted by subscribing to and being part of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Given that the Holy See has announced the end of the papal secret, there is nothing stopping them from fulfilling on their previous obligations for the report.
As a global network of clergy abuse survivors and human rights advocates, we urge you to petition the Holy See to present its third periodic report to the Commission on the Rights of the Child.
Our formal request […]

2019-12-20T08:36:03+00:00December 20th, 2019|0 Comments

ROME 2019 Roundup

Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) survivors and activists returned home after an historic week (February 17-25) in Rome.
For the first time a Summit of approximately 200 of the leading clerics of the Roman Catholic Church representing every corner of the globe were summoned by Pope Francis to Rome (Feb 21-24) to confront the scourge of clergy sexual abuse of children. This Summit would not have occurred without the activism of survivors and their supporters of the previous year.

Also for the first time the largest gathering of clergy abuse survivor activists and human rights activists numbering 30 from ECA from more than 20 countries and 5 continents and perhaps 70 to 100 additional activists from Italy and worldwide, all came to Rome to pressure the Vatican and Pope Francis to […]

2020-01-31T23:51:53+00:00February 13th, 2019|0 Comments
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