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On November 18, on the sidelines of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Fall Assembly in Baltimore, Cardinals and World Faith Leaders will join child sexual abuse survivors for the Pathways to Prevention, Healing, and Justice Inaugural Sunrise Walk. At...
Italy joins growing number of churches to observe national Day of Prayer for Victims of Clerical Child Sex Abuse
The 1st National Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse takes place across Italy’s diocese on November 18. Bishop Lorenzo Ghizzoni of Ravenna-Cervia and President of the National Service for the Protection of Minors, explains that this is "an occasion to be...
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The Vatican teams up with Harvard University to host a virtual Symposium on preventing and healing child sexual abuse, an event which grew out of a bird’s nest presented to Pope Francis, according to Jennifer Wortham.
TutelaMinorum PRESIDENT Cardinal O’Malley, OPENS HArvard’s Interfaith SYmposium On Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
“We all have a moral and legal obligation to as best possible provide protection and care for the people we serve, especially minors young people, vulnerable adults, in all religious, civic and social groups. And the people we serve rightfully expect that protection.”
The best thinking from psychology, counseling, public health, ethics, and moral theology needs to be brought together to help shape the most effective approaches to healing and to prevention.
The Centre for Safeguarding Minors and Vulnerable Persons to Offer a SeMinar on Trauma In the context of Sexual Abuse
From March 24-27, The Centre for Safeguarding Minors and Vulnerable Persons will offer a seminar studiying the dynamic of trauma, especially in abused persons. This has a deep impact on how to avoid traumatization, how to treat victims in court, and how to provide pastoral care to them. Victims of traumatizing relationships are more vulnerable to abusing contacts. In the light of Christian redemption, a way to healing and reconciliation can be opened.
Prof. Andrea Farina: Today more than ever it is essential to continue talking about boys and girls to direct public attention to and encourage debate on the inequalities that are characterizing the living conditions and developmental opportunities of many minors.
St. Paul University centre for safeguarding hosts webinar on the dynamics of sexual abuse
Sr. Arina Gonsalves: “Prayer makes our communities aware of the reality of sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults, which continues in our society, especially in the digital world”.
National Board In Ireland for Safeguarding Children launches video series on Theology of Safeguarding
The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland has commissioned 9 videos from theologians, scripture scholars and ethicists on the Theology of Safeguarding.
Archbishop Martin: “It’s important for people who have been abused to know that they are part of the body of Christ, they are today and they always have been.”
Under the slogan "Together for a better Internet", the eighteenth edition of Safer Internet Day will be held on 8 and 9 February. This event brings together experts, parents, teachers and children from all over the world with a common mission: To make the web a safer...
Australia's Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) have published a new protocol for responding to sexual abuse. Consultation for new Australian Church protcol included engagement with victims and survivors and their advocates. (ACBC media blog Jan. 2021) A new protocol...
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