Victims of clergy abuse to protest, launch new NGO, outside Metropolitan Cathedral

Groups will visually highlight number of abusive clergy still hidden in Argentine church

Groups estimate number of clergy offenders in Argentina is 1,302

Likely number of victims, they say, is more than 15,000

New victims will tell their stories

Survivors will flyer parishioners with information about reaching out to hidden victims

Who: 10-15 Argentine victims of sexual abuse by clergy, joined by leaders from Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) and BishopAccountability.org

Where: Metropolitan Cathedral, San Martín 27, C1004 CABA, Argentina

When: 10:00 am Sunday May 5

What:  A new NGO of Argentine abuse victims, joined by two global groups, will hold a vigil Sunday to protest the church’s “systemic and widespread concealment” of child sexual abuse by Argentine priests.

Pointing to church abuse data disclosed in other countries, the groups say that only a small fraction of the actual […]

2019-05-05T12:29:52+00:00May 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Survivors of clergy abuse to meet Monday in Rome with Argentine Ambassador to the Holy See.

Crédito: L”Osservatore Romano.

Meeting in advance of actions and protests this week in Buenos Aires and Mendoza.

Groups want Pope Francis to visit his home country and resolve growing clergy abuse crisis there, enact “true” zero tolerance.

Papal Concordat with Argentina must be amended in cases of child sex crimes, groups say.

Link to full text of ECA’s letter to Ambassador Pfirter.

Link to schedule of media events and protests in Argentina, May 2-6. 

APRIL 29, ROME, ITALY — Representatives of Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA), a global network of prominent clergy abuse survivors, activists, and organizations, are meeting on Monday morning with the Argentine ambassador to the Holy See, Rogelio Francisco Emilio Pfirter.  The meeting takes place in Rome. It […]

2019-04-28T08:23:31+00:00April 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Letter to Argentina’s Ambassador to the Holy See.

April 29, 2019.

The Honorable Rogelio Francisco Emilio Pfirter,
Embassy of Argentina in Rome, Italy,
Piazza dell’Esquilino 2,
00185 Roma,
Italy

Dear Ambassador,

We are writing to you as a global network of survivors of clergy abuse, activists, and organizations on behalf of and in solidarity with the survivors of Argentina.

As you know, the bishops of Argentina are in Rome for the next three weeks for their ad limina meetings with Pope Francis. They will discuss the church in Argentina and the challenges they face in their respective dioceses. The bishops have stated publicly that they will ask their former colleague to return to his home country — something he has not done in his six years as pope.

As survivors, we join the bishops in that request. We ask […]

2019-04-28T08:33:57+00:00April 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Global groups will join forces with clergy abuse victims in Argentina May 2-6

Public actions and protests to be held in Buenos Aires and Mendoza.

Survivors and activists will urge Pope Francis to “come home” and enact “zero tolerance” for abuse.

Argentina, groups say, is “ground zero” for Pope’s promise of “an all-out battle” against abuse and cover-up.

(See below for complete schedule of public and media events)

Buenos Aires, April 24, 2019 — Two months after the historic papal summit promising an end to clergy abuse and cover-ups worldwide, two global groups that fight for accountability in the Catholic church will be joining victims in Argentina to call on Pope Francis to return to his home country and enact what they say is “true zero tolerance”.

The two global groups are Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) and BishopAccountability.org.

ECA is […]

2019-04-26T17:37:48+00:00April 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Declaración Pública sobre Pedro Salinas y Pao Ugaz

DECLARACIÓN PÚBLICA

10 de abril de 2019.

La Organización Mundial Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA), instancia que reúne a sobrevivientes de abusos en contexto clerical y a activistas por los derechos humanos, manifiesta su categórico rechazo y preocupación por la reciente sentencia del 1er Juzgado Unipersonal Penal de Piura, Perú, que condena al periodista Sr. Pedro Salinas, por considerar parte de su labor profesional como difamación agravada en contra del arzobispo de Piura y Tumbes, Sr. José Antonio Eguren Anselmi.

Rechazamos dicha condena toda vez que atenta contra la develación de crímenes de lesa humanidad ocurridos en el seno de la institución eclesiástica católica. En efecto, para que un abusador pueda cometer ilícitos constantes dentro de una institución requiere […]

2019-04-11T04:02:02+00:00April 11th, 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

Survivors from around the globe welcome US federal investigation of Pennsylvania dioceses but inquiry needs to be nationwide

US justice officials are well behind Australia and other countries.

October 18, 2018. Today it was learned that the US Justice Department has finally launched an investigation into the sex abuse of children and the cover up of those crimes in the dioceses of Pennsylvania. This is a long overdue and significant development.  It should lead to a nationwide probe of every diocese and religious order in the US, especially where the documentation and evidence is similar, if not more damning, than Pennsylvania. This includes several states where nearly full sets of church documents have been court ordered released through civil courts and church bankruptcies. There are now over a million pages of abuse files that have been made public across the […]

2018-10-19T05:09:19+00:00October 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Three Actions to #EnditNow

According to Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA), any plan by the Pope must include these 3 actions:

1. Enact global zero tolerance for any abusive cleric and superior’s complicity. Even one substantiated act of child sexual abuse or cover-up, no matter when it occurred, will result in their permanent removal from ministry or office.

2. Create a global public registry of all clergy with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse. This would begin with the immediate publication of the 3,400 clergy found guilty by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). This will protect our children and communities.

3. Declare the obligation to report child sexual abuse allegations current and past to civil authorities. Not reporting it should mean immediate excommunication.

These three measures are crucial if the Pope is going to “spare […]

2018-08-26T19:22:53+00:00August 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Global survivors to Pope Francis: 3 things you must do now to end clergy abuse

Global survivors to Pope Francis: 3 things you must do now to end clergy abuse

The words require planning and action. These 3 actions, group says, will turn the corner on clergy sex abuse and cover-ups

In yesterday’s letter by the Pope,‘Letter to the People of God’, Francis correctly identifies sexual abuse as a crime, not just a sin. That is why the cover-up of sex crimes by bishops must be dealt with by justice systems around the world. The Pope, for the first time, talks about the importance of eliminating the statutes of limitation of child sexual abuse. “The pain and the truth does not end,” he said. Nevertheless, in his 2,000-word ‘Letter to the People of God’, Pope Francis neither mentions nor commits to a single concrete step to solve […]

2018-08-24T04:22:18+00:00August 22nd, 2018|0 Comments
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