Argentine deaf survivors and global leaders from the Mendoza-based human rights organization, Xumek, Ending Clergy Abuse: Global Justice Project (ECA), BishopAccountability.org, Pathways Foundation, ACTS and SNAP, gathered in Rome to mark the first anniversary of the Pope’s global abuse summit. They requested a public meeting with Pope Francis but he ignored their request.
Global leaders from ECA GLOBAL, deaf clergy abuse survivors from Argentina and their attorneys from the Human Rights organization Xumek traveled to Geneva in February 2020 to present a report that questions ecclesiastical action in the case of the Antonio Próvolo Institute in Mendoza. The report was delivered to the United Nations Committee against Torture and the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, which in 2014 issued a series of recommendations for the Church to collaborate in the Ordinary Justice investigations into cases of sexual abuse.
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 […]
APRIL 3, 2020. “This is a unique moment in the history of humanity as each of us in the world faces unprecedented challenges. Let us be comforted in the knowing that we are all powerful individuals who chose to create and be a part of the global network of ECA in order to make a difference on the planet. We are always connected and constantly seeking ways to make this world a safer place for children and vulnerable adults. As we take the time to remain safer at home in order that the global community may heal from this Covid-19 virus, let us be mindful that April is designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month and there are others who still need our care […]
Los supervivientes refutan la afirmación de Scicluna de que “el silencio y el encubrimiento” en la Iglesia son ahora “cosa del pasado”.
2 DE MARZO DE 2020
Su Santidad, el Papa Francisco
00120 Ciudad del Vaticano.
Querido Papa Francis,
Nuestra organización dirigió la mayor reunión internacional de clérigos víctimas de abusos sexuales y activistas en Roma en febrero de 2019 y 2020. Nuestra conducta fue pacífica y nuestro mensaje claro: Tolerancia Cero.
El mes pasado, durante el primer aniversario de su cumbre mundial sobre el abuso, volvimos a Roma para entregar un informe sobre los acontecimientos del año pasado en todo el mundo. Nuestra presencia no fue reconocida y nadie del Vaticano o de los líderes de la Iglesia se acercó a nosotros. Esto contrastaba con el año pasado cuando fuimos invitados a reunirnos con su grupo de planificación antes de la Cumbre y los Cardenales vinieron a visitarnos […]
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 […]
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 […]
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:
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
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 […]