Contributed by Ricky R.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 15, 2011
Thousands of Former Orphans from Quebec Abused by Nuns and Brothers Seek Justice for Crimes Committed 1940s through 1960s. Several Catholic Orders Implicated
The well documented but now largely forgotten Duplessis Orphans scandal is widely recognized as the largest case of institution-based youth sexual and physical abuse, torture, murder and exploitation in recent Catholic Church history. There are about 3000 survivors, who as children were wrongfully put into Catholic Church run orphanages and psychiatric institutions where they suffered unspeakable abuse at the hands of priests, brothers and nuns. Now they want justice from the Catholic Church which has so far avoided liability for its crimes.
Rod Vienneau a world renowned advocate for the Duplessis Orphans and international law expert Dr. Jonathan Levy, PhD have filed a petition with the Rome based Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life headed by Archbishop João Bráz de Aviz which is part of the Vatican Curia and has overall responsibility for the conduct of Roman catholic orders.
The Catholic Orders accused include The Little Franciscans of Mary, Brothers of Notre Dame of Mercy, the Grey Nuns, Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of Providence, Sisters of Charity of Quebec, Sisters of the Good Shepherd and Sisters Notre Dame of Auxiliatrice.
Documented accusations include use of electro shocks to punish children, child trafficking, murder, sexual molestation, torture and forced labor. The petition outlines various representative case histories and crimes committed on a systematic basis through 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s until finally halted by the Canadian government. Many of the crimes committed resulted in financial gain for the orders who received millions of dollars from the Canadian and Quebec government for warehousing so called orphans.
The Petition may be downloaded here: www.vaticanbankclaims.com...
For more information contact:
Dr. Jonathan Levy, PhD.
1629 K Street NW Suite 300
Washington DC 20006 USA
Comité Enfants Grande Noirceur
Joliette, Quebec, Canada
Tel. (450)756 4253