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 number of clergy abusers in Argentina has been made public.

In Argentina, 96 priests, brothers and nuns have been publicly accused of child sexual abuse, according to new research published last week by BishopAccountability.org, the leading organization tracking the Catholic abuse crisis worldwide. See the new Argentina database here:

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/Argentina/Abusos/Banco-de-Datos.htm

As shocking as they are, these public cases are just the “tip of the iceberg,” the groups say.  Extrapolating from numbers of accused clergy released by church authorities in Australia, Germany, Ireland, and the United States, the groups estimate that the actual number of abusive clergy in Argentina is 1,302.

This means the likely number of victims in Argentina since 1950, based on the offense rate of typical adult sex abusers, is over 15,000.

https://religionnews.com/2014/01/09/startling-statistics/

In response to the crisis, Argentine survivors and activists are launching a new NGO, I.S.A.: Iglesia Sin Abusos.

Survivors are also demanding that the Concordat between the Argentine government and the Holy See be amended in cases of child sex crimes by clergy.

LINK TO FULL SCHEDULE OF MEDIA EVENTS AND PROTESTS IN ARGENTINA, MAY 2-6

CONTACT

FROM ECA (ENDING CLERGY ABUSE)
Peter Isely (ECA Founding Member)
peterisely@gmail.com, contactus@ecaglobal.org
+14144297259 (available GMT)

Denise Buchanan, PhD (ECA Founding/Board Member)
denise@ecaglobal.org
+13109802770

FROM BISHOPACCOUNTABILITY.ORG:
Anne Barrett Doyle, Co-Director
barrett.doyle@comcast.net
US mobile and WhatsApp: 001 781 439 5208

FROM ARGENTINA: MIEMBROS de I.S.A.: IGLESIA SIN ABUSOS
Julieta Anazco, survivor and Founder (ISA), Iglesia Sin Abusos
https://www.facebook.com/Iglesia-Sin-Abusos-ISA-422060885245262/
almadediamante1972@hotmail.com
+54 9 221 6743793

Julio Frutos
+54 9 221 563-4870

Ricardo Benedict
benedetti.ricardo@gmail.com
+54 9 11 64994609

Valeria Regner
valeriabregner@hotmail.com
+54 9221 6743793

FROM Adultxs por los Derechos de la Infancia
Sebastián Cuattromo, survivor, and founder of Adultxs por los Derechos de la Infancia
adultxsporlainfancia@gmail.com
+54 911 6972 9541

AND FROM XUMEK ARGENTINA
Dr. Juan Manuel Lavado
juanmanuellavado@hotmail.com
+54 9 261 609 2297

 

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