Catholic worshippers from across the US repeated calls for justice for victims of clerical sex abuse outside the US Catholic Bishop Assembly in Baltimore on Tuesday.
The Silence Stops Now rally was held directly opposite the Baltimore Marriott Hotel, where the US Conference of Catholic Bishops were gathered for their annual Fall General Assembly.
The event was organised by Church Militants... Еще, the Lepanto Institute, and the Crusade among others with the mission to «restore the authenticity of faith.»
James Grein, who says he was abused by ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick for 18 years, spoke at the rally, identifying himself publicly for the first time.
«I once said why bother. No one would believe me. I tried and no one listened. Well now it's time to bother,» he said after revealing his full name for the first time.
Grein also condemned Pope Francis's order to the US Bishops Assembly to abstain from the much-anticipated vote on the adoption of a new code of conduct for US bishops.
«It's not Francis's church, it's Jesus Christ's church,» he added.