JULY 29, 2022: Edmonton, Canada. After 50 years of waiting for an apology for the horrific treatment of indigenous children in residential schools in Canada, Evelyn Korkmaz, co-founding member of Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA), and survivor of St. Anne’s Residential School, met with the Pope on Friday, July 29, 2002. Her message was simple, SHOW US THE RECORDS.
ECA supports the demand of Evelyn Korkmaz and calls on Pope Francis, before he leaves Canada, to state that all records held by Catholic entities regarding the residential schools will be made available as was the promise on December 17, 2019 when he abolished the pontifical secret in the case of sexual violence and the abuse of minors committed by members of the clergy. https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-12/pope-abolishes-pontifical-secret-sexual-abuse-clergy.html
The Pope was also given a letter from ECA, SNAP and BishopAccountabiity.org to draw his attention to the urgency of a current case of clerical sexual abuse and cover-up in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The facts of the letter point to serious violations of Vos Estis Lux Mundi and call for immediate response from the CDF, the Congregation for Bishops, and any other relevant Vatican dicasteries. We await the Pope’s response. This is a summary of the reporting to date: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/15/congo-catholic-priest-sex-abuse/