Coping International is first and foremost a tool for marginalised children fathered by Roman Catholic Priests and Religious. ‘Religious’ refers to priests and nuns who belong to religious orders, as opposed to a diocese. The phenomenon of children of clergy and religious is not new. The Vatican has admitted to Coping International that said children are “inevitable.” If you are the child of a priest or religious, this is the first step toward openness and healing for you. Families, friends, church personnel often attempt to silence said children, marginalising their parents (mother and father.) Ironically, such an attempt at averting, what is wrongly deemed as “scandal”, is contrary to all Catholic values and moral codes. Here at Coping, you can click the contact page above and send an email. We will revert to you. Coping is monitored by a Psychotherapist and Theologian who is proficient in church matters and will liaise with church personnel for you on your behalf, absolutely free of charge. We operate in 26 languages and have extensive experience in navigating the Roman Catholic Church. Be assured of understanding, be assured of a listening ear and activism is at Coping’s heart. For you, we will represent you to the church authorioties, make your story known, protecting you, and seeking to right the wrongs imposed upon you, in the name of God.
Children, Mothers and Fathers are all welcome at Coping. We have an online secret group with scores of members from around the world. The group is only accessable by invited members and cannot be found by non-members. Here, we have a community where you may share safely and freely. Drop us an email if you wish to join.
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