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 […]
DECEMBER 26, 2019. ECA’S DECEMBER NEWSLETTER.
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.
DECEMBER 19, 2019
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 […]
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 […]
+ Historic verdict in Argentina.
+ Abuse survivors say statute of limitations keeps priests and the church from taking responsibility.
+ CRIN Report: Justice for survivors of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church in Latin America.
November 24, 2019
MENDOZA, Argentina. In Pope Francis’s homeland, two priests were found guilty on Monday of sexually abusing deaf children at a Catholic-run school in Argentina and sentenced to more than 40 years in prison.
7 November 2019. SAVONA: They have no intention of compensating, no agreement between the diocese and the five victims of Don Giraudo by Francesco Zanardi
(Link to the Italian version)
Even a stopped clock marks the exact time twice a day, unless it is that of the cathedral of Savona which, despite the proclamations of Pope Francis, seems incapable of restoring dignity to this diocese and to the victims of its pedophile priests and the bishops who favored them.
Last June, after an attempt at conciliation made by five victims of paedophilia and concluded with an indecent proposal of the Bishop of Savona, Caloggero Marino, he wanted to compensate them, for the violence they had suffered, with the establishment of a toll-free number run by […]
November 3, 2019. #AllSurvivorsDay
SNAP organized a protest on November 3, 2019 to mark international All Survivors’ Day. The day is marked across the world for those who are victims and survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
In one of the protests in Louisiana, SNAP protesters were asking “Louisiana State Attorney General Jeff Landy to take creative and extraordinary action and measures to assist our surviving victims and survivors, so that they may know justice administered, and appealing to Governor John Bel Edwards to direct the Louisiana State Police to conduct a statewide investigation into the continued coverup of the Catholic Church in the State of Louisiana.” More here…
Also in Connecticut, The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence and the Survivor Network of those […]