FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
OTTAWA, CANADA: JUNE 1, 2021
As a founding member of ECA and a survivor of the notorious St. Anne’s residential school in Canada. Evelyn Korkmaz is calling for an official apology by His Holiness, Pope Francis for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the genocide of our people, culture, traditions, language and spirituality. Also, to take ownership and responsibility for its role in the recently discovered burial site on the Kamloops Indian Residential School grounds, which is proof of the horrific actions we witnessed as children. How many more burial sites will we find on these residential school sites?
In support of Evelyn’s call for justice, the Board of ECA (Ending Clergy Abuse) demand that the Catholic Church:
- Release all records regarding all the 139 residential schools across Canada, held by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).
- Contribute financially with the government of Canada for a comprehensive investigation to locate the graves of the children, the exhuming of their bodies and for their proper burial.
- Release the monies promised, when signing the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement for the healing of our Indigenous peoples of Canada.
Pope Francis’ silence is deafening, an apology would be the moral thing to do and a meaningful act of reconciliation.
For more information contact:
Evelyn Korkmaz: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Anne’s Residential School survivor of Canada
Advocates for Clergy Trauma Survivors of Canada (ACTS-Canada)
Dr. Denise Buchanan: Email: email@example.com
Founding/Board Member, Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA)
Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) is a worldwide leadership organization of survivors of clergy abuse and human rights activists. Its mission is to compel the Roman Catholic Church to end clergy abuse, protect children, and seek justice for victims. ECA assembly members represent over 21 countries from 6 continents. https://www.ecaglobal.org – @ENDCLERGYABUSE –https://www.facebook.com/ENDCLERGYABUSE/ – firstname.lastname@example.org