The Nucleo or Lux Mundi Center will coordinate and facilitate the setting up of diocesan commissions for the protection of children, adolescents and vulnerable people in the pastoral structures of the Catholic Church of Brazil.
The National Catholic Episcopal Conference of Brazil (CNBB) and the Conference of Religious of Brazil (CRB) launched the Núcleo Lux Mundi on December 8 2020.
The Nucleo or Lux Mundi Center will coordinate and facilitate the setting up of diocesan commissions for the protection of children, adolescents and vulnerable people in the pastoral structures of the Catholic Church of Brazil, dioceses and religious congregations, according to the request of the Pope Francis in his Apostolic Letter in the form of Motu Proprio, “Vos estis lux mundi”, (You are the light of the world) Art. 2§1.
Lux Mundi technical team
On the occasion, the president of CRB Nacional, Sr. Maria Inês Vieira Ribeiro, and the secretary general of CNBB, Don Joel Portela, presented the technical team of the Lux Mundi Center: the coordinator of the Lux Mundi Center, the pediatric doctor Eliane De Carli, lawyer Sr. Maria Luiza da Silva, isf, and executive secretary Elaine Fernandes de Sousa.
Lux Mundi Center
The Lux Mundi Center will contribute to the Church in the systematic structuring and roll-out of safeguarding and protection measures for children, adolescents and vulnerable people, as well as, through courses, promote the formation and qualification, in this aspect, of those who work in pastoral settings, parishes, seminaries and faith formation courses.
A first priority will be the dissemination of policies to promote prevent any forms of violence, abuse, mistreatment, harassment and bullying to children, adolescents and vulnerable people, including perpetrated by other children and adolescents, in the development activities within the Church.
For Sister Maria Inês, this is an opportunity to make Pope Francis’ appeal happen on the motu proper “Vos estis lux Mundi”, bringing the Church together through a Bishop, a Religious and a laywoman.