Tag Archives: child protection

Brutal Regensburg report hailed as step in the right direction

A member of Pope Francis’ commission to protect minors says a new report on the abuse of more than 500 choir boys in Germany points to a current reality in many non-western countries – and that bringing these things to light means progress for everyone. “It will take time, but this kind of sensitivity that

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Australian police charge top Vatican official with sexual abuse

After years of fighting allegations of sexual abuse and negligence in handling abuse cases, Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican’s top finance man, will be charged on multiple counts of abuse, Australian police announced Wednesday. Pell, who has fervently denied the allegations, will be charged on summons, and will be required to return to Melbourne in

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Rome conference to address safeguarding children online

An international congress in Rome this autumn will bring together experts to focus on the problem of online sexual abuse of minors and how to better safeguard children on the internet. The Oct. 3-6 meeting is hosted by the Pontifical Gregorian University’s Center for Child Protection and will conclude in an audience with Pope Francis

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How much Confidence do you have in ‘child-protection programs’

In the last 12-month period for which full statistics are available, the US bishops spent a bit more than $49 million on child-protection programs. That’s a whole lot of money. Imagine how many parishes and parochial schools you could re-open, how many teachers and nurses and catechists you could pay, how many poor families you

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