November 5, 2018
The Honorable Callista Gingrich
United States Ambassador to the Holy See
United States Embassy to the Holy See
Via Sallustiana, 49
00187 Rome, Italy
Re: Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse and the U.S. Response to the Vatican
Dear Honorable Ambassador,
We are writing to you as survivors of clergy sexual abuse and human rights advocates from the United States and around the world.
On November 12, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be convening in Baltimore to address the crisis of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
The meeting takes place in the wake of an unprecedented formal notification by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) directing every Catholic diocese to “not destroy, discard, dispose of, delete, or alter any” documents related to the sexual abuse […]