TODAY. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22.
WHERE: Giardini di Castel Sant’Angelo.
As anniversary of papal summit on abuse ends, survivors gather in vigil to support Argentine deaf survivors of abuse who Pope Francis has refused to meet with while in Rome this week
Victims and their advocates will declare the next step forward that must be done by Pope Francis in the global clergy abuse crisis
WHAT / WHY
Deaf victims of childhood sexual abuse and torture by Roman Catholic clergy from Argentina, along with their human rights attorneys and survivors from different countries will gather for a twilight vigil. The survivors from Argentine have traveled this week to Geneva and Rome to testify to human rights violations by the Holy See, obtain documents from the Vatican Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) concerning a secret investigation by Vatican representatives in Argentina and meet with Pope Francis. What has been the outcome of their efforts? What must be done by Pope Francis in the global clergy abuse crisis?
Link to press event on February 20.2020 in Rome with testimony from survivors: https://www.facebook.com/196165787655588/posts/547511362521027/
Link to activities and press events in Rome February 16-22 https://www.ecaglobal.org/eca-actions-in-geneva-and-rome-2020/
Giardini di Castel Sant’Angelo, https://maps.app.goo.gl/aeikPSyikzqGgeVv6
TODAY, February 22, 2020 at 17:00 (5:00pm)
Argentine deaf survivors and global leaders from the Mendoza-based human rights organization, Xumek, Ending Clergy Abuse: Global Justice Project (ECA), SNAP,BishopAccountability.org and supporters.
Peter Isely, ECA Founding Member
Tim Law, President ECA USA/ECA Board Member
Lucas Lecour, President, Xumek
Dr. Denise Buchanan, ECA Founding/Board Member
Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) is a worldwide leadership network 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.