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

HISTORIC VERDICT IN ARGENTINA

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.

2019-11-27T05:31:32+00:00November 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Pope Francis issues new church law on abuse and cover-up with little if no changes in current law.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2019

Pope Francis issues new church law on abuse and cover-up with little if no changes in current law.

Law allows bishops to keep child abusers in ministry with no  consequences for bishops that cover. up sex crimes

Statement by Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA)

CONTACT

Peter Isely, Founding Member, ECA United States +1414.429.7259/ peterisely@gmail.com

Today Pope Francis issued a new church law which appears to be designed to make no significant or meaningful change in how bishops and the Vatican deal with cases of child sex crimes by priests, will leave potentially thousands of known abusers in ministry, and will have no consequences for bishops who cover up for abusers or do not report […]

2019-05-09T17:44:58+00:00May 9th, 2019|0 Comments

New legislation to modify Papal Concordat to be presented today

New legislation to modify Papal Concordat to be presented today

Global groups fighting clergy abuse support Argentine survivors at the Congress  

Bill would prevent Argentine bishops and the Vatican from using the Concordat to prevent justice for survivors, withhold documents and evidence in criminal and civil cases brought by victims

Where: Chamber of Deputies of the National Congress, Rivadavia 1864, C1033AAV CABA

When: 15:30pm on May 8, 2019

Who:
Dr. Juan Pablo Gallego, Criminal lawyer and advisor of the Honorable Senate of the Nation
Members of two survivor groups in Argentina: Iglesia Sin Abusos and Adultxs por los Derechos de la Infancia
Founding Members of ECA (Ending Clergy Abuse)

Why:  Two global groups fighting abuse in the church and Argentine survivors of clergy abuse are supporting a new legislative initiative to amend the Papal […]

2019-05-08T13:33:25+00:00May 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Letter to Pope Francis from Survivors in Argentina

May 7, 2019

His Holiness, Pope Francis
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City.

Dear Pope Francis,

We are survivors of rape and sexual assault as children by priests of Argentina.  We are your fellow citizens of Argentina.

For six long years we have been waiting for you to return home to us and fulfill your promise to us.  We are waiting for zero tolerance for abuse and cover-ups in Argentina.

When you left our country to become Pope you left us behind. You left behind the many priests who harmed us in our country’s churches and schools.  You left behind bishops and church officials who have covered up these terrible crimes.

To our sorrow and confusion, for six years you have refused to acknowledge our existence, reach out to us, or talk with us.  […]

2019-05-07T13:33:35+00:00May 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Pope Francis will not come to Argentina so Argentine survivors will go to him.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 7, 2019.

Pope Francis will not come to Argentina so Argentine survivors will go to him.

New organization of Argentine survivors intends to send a delegation to Rome, led by deaf survivors of Mendoza and La Plata.

Pope said today he does not intend to return to Argentina.

Survivors will be asking Argentine papal ambassador to Rome to arrange the meeting.

Who:  Leaders of groups of Argentine survivors of clergy sexual abuse and a leader who launched a new Argentine organization of survivors this Sunday. They will be joined by global leaders from Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA).

Where:
Institute for deaf children Antonio Provolo. Calle 25 corner 47 La Plata.

When:  Tuesday 7/5/19 12:00 hrs.

What:  Leaders who are survivors of clergy sexual abuse will release and discuss a letter from Argentine survivors to […]

2019-05-07T05:01:34+00:00May 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Dos organizaciones internacionales se unen a las víctimas de Próvolo en Mendoza para exigir reparaciones y transparencia a las autoridades de la iglesia.

News conference 12 noon MONDAY in Mendoza, Argentina.

Two global groups join Próvolo victims in Mendoza to demand reparations and transparency from church authorities.

Groups will call on Pope to discipline Mendoza archbishop for his lack of cooperation with civil justice.

Groups will call on Congress to amend Argentina’s treaty with the Holy See.

Papal concordat allows the church to withhold information in the Próvolo and other abuse cases, groups say.

Pope Francis, they say, must personally apologize to the Próvolo survivors for his complicity and silence.

WHERE

Event begins with a news conference at the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Mendoza, Calle Catamarca 98, Mendoza

The groups then will march to the Poder Judicial de Mendoza, Patricias Mendocinas 441, Mendoza.

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2019-05-06T04:06:11+00:00May 6th, 2019|0 Comments
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