Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) survivors and activists returned home after an historic week (February 17-25) in Rome.
For the first time a Summit of approximately 200 of the leading clerics of the Roman Catholic Church representing every corner of the globe were summoned by Pope Francis to Rome (Feb 21-24) to confront the scourge of clergy sexual abuse of children. This Summit would not have occurred without the activism of survivors and their supporters of the previous
Also for the first time the largest gathering of clergy abuse survivor activists and human rights activists numbering 30 from ECA from more than 20 countries and 5 continents and perhaps 70 to 100 additional activists from Italy and worldwide, all came to Rome to pressure the Vatican and Pope Francis to protect our children and provide justice for
ECA took the lead in organizing many of the various groups including SNAP, Bishop Accountability, Pennsylvania/New York legislators and others to insure each of their voices were heard in this multi- faceted effort.
International Journalists, the Vatican and government officials took notice....