Survivors to Respond to Pope Francis’ Final Remarks about Papal Summit Sunday

In the spirit of responsibility, accountability and transparency global victims will be calling upon Pope Francis to explain his record in Argentina on sex abuse cases

Survivors and founding members of the international survivors and human rights organization, Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA)

TODAY. Sunday, February 24, 2019, directly after Pope Francis’s remarks at 11:00 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square

Sala Stampa della Santa, Via della Conciliazione, 54, 00120 Città del Vaticano RM

Prominent survivors of clergy abuse and activists, Ending Clergy Abuse (, who have gathered from around the world for the papal summit.

On Sunday morning, Pope Francis will conclude the papal summit with remarks from St. Peter’s square.  The theme of the papal summit was “responsibility, accountability and transparency” concerning child sexual abuse by clergy and the cover up of those crimes by bishops and cardinals.  Several cases, however, in which Francis was involved with while archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, have raised serious concerns about his leadership on this issue.  Survivors will be calling upon Pope Francis to release to criminal and civil justice authorities on Monday all documents related to sexual abuse cases from that archdiocese.  Survivors will also be calling upon Pope Francis to explain his behavior in respect to Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta.  Zanchetta was recently removed from his post in Argentina for alleged sexual abuse and financial misconduct and promoted by Francis to an important position in the Vatican.

Peter Isely (US Spokesperson/ECA Founding Member)
Tel: +1414-429-7259 (English)

Dr. Denise Buchanan (ECA Founding/Board Member)
Tel: +1310-980-2770 (English)

Tim Law (President ECA Founding/Board Member)
Tel: +1206.412.0165 (English)

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. – @ENDCLERGYABUSE –   –