Tag: Child protection

Pope: Church needs apostolate of prevention to protect minors from abuse

Pope: Church needs apostolate of prevention to protect minors from abuse

| July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Prevention is key in protecting minors from abuse, Pope Francis said.

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U.S. Church leaders in favor of new rules on sexual abuse reporting

U.S. Church leaders in favor of new rules on sexual abuse reporting

| Carol Zimmermann | May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

U.S. Church leaders welcomed the norms issued by Pope Francis May 9 giving clear direction to the global Catholic Church about reporting abuse and holding Church leaders accountable, saying it confirms what they already have in place and also gives them a way forward.

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Pope issues new child protection law, guidelines for Vatican City State

Pope issues new child protection law, guidelines for Vatican City State

| Carol Glatz | March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

To better protect minors and vulnerable adults from all forms of abuse and exploitation, Pope Francis approved a new law and a set of safeguarding guidelines for Vatican City State and the Roman Curia.

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Bishops must realize seriousness of abuse crisis, pope says

Bishops must realize seriousness of abuse crisis, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The primary goal of the Vatican’s February summit on clerical sexual abuse and child protection is to help bishops understand the urgency of the crisis, Pope Francis said.

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Sexual abuse victims want to be heard by Church hierarchy, Jesuit says

Sexual abuse victims want to be heard by Church hierarchy, Jesuit says

| Catherine Sheehan | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The president of the Pontifical Gregorian University’s Center for Child Protection said most of the victims of clergy sexual abuse whom he has met primarily want the Church hierarchy to listen to them and understand the depth of their suffering.

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Bishops approve charter changes to widen protection of young people

Bishops approve charter changes to widen protection of young people

| Dennis Sadowski | June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Changes in language to clarify several sections of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” were approved during the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Catholic Charities explains shift from refugees to children

Catholic Charities explains shift from refugees to children

| June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis has resettled refugees since the 1970s, its program became massively unpredictable in the past two years, prompting leaders to announce May 2 their decision to shift the nonprofit’s focus from refugee resettlement to helping children in the Hennepin County child protection system.

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Church praised for proactive response on abuse but warned of complacency

Church praised for proactive response on abuse but warned of complacency

| Peter Finney Jr. | June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite groundbreaking steps the U.S. Catholic Church has taken to prevent the sexual abuse of minors in the past 16 years, a potential “complacency” in following safety protocols could pose a challenge to those hard-won advances.

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Pope meets his advisory commission on child protection

Pope meets his advisory commission on child protection

| Carol Glatz | April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

In its efforts to help advise the pope, the Roman Curia, bishops’ conferences and local churches on protecting minors from abuse, a Vatican commission listened to abuse survivors from Great Britain and discussed the results of Australia’s public inquiry into its country’s institutional responses to abuse.

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Pope renews membership of child protection commission

Pope renews membership of child protection commission

| Cindy Wooden | February 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis has named nine new members to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, including abuse survivors or the parents of survivors, the Vatican said.

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New child protection experts graduate from Rome’s Jesuit university

New child protection experts graduate from Rome’s Jesuit university

| Carol Glatz | June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ceremony, held June 14 at the Gregorian University, included a panel discussion with five post-doctoral students and a poster exhibition of all 24 students’ final theses and research. Drew Dillingham of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Child and Youth Protection Office was one of those completing the program.

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Study abroad: Bringing home additional tools for child protection

Study abroad: Bringing home additional tools for child protection

| Carol Glatz | June 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Drew Dillingham packs his bags after spending the past five months in Rome, he will head back to Washington, D.C., with a unique diploma and added insight into ways the church can continually improve on its duty to protect children from abuse.

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