Global Groups Hold Press Conference to Demand the Truth, Pope Must Order Release of Vatican’s Files on Former Cardinal


Survivors Denounce Archbishop Viganò’s Statements Conflating Homosexuality and Sexual Violence by Clergy


  • Peter Isley, founding member and spokesperson for Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA USA), survivor of childhood sexual assault by a priest;
  • Becky Ianni, member of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) since 2006 and D.C. area leader of SNAP since 2007, survivor of sexual abuse by a priest; and
  • Pamela Spees, senior staff attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights, and lead counsel to Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

What: Survivors and human rights advocates will call for Pope Francis to release the Vatican’s entire dossier on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, and denounce Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s statements conflating homosexuality and sexual violence by clergy in his recent letter calling for Pope Francis’s resignation over his knowledge of McCarrick’s sexual offenses.

Where: Apostolic Nunciature in the United States of America, 3339 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

When: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 11:30 a.m.


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