“Knowing the issue of childhood abuse by clergy and its traumatic and long-lasting effects on victims, families and our larger Church has been divisive and torn people apart, here is a unique place where people have come together in the spirit of renewal…I feel if we can come together and share something in common, we have hope that our Church can be renewed. That is my dream.”
“Governments, the non-profit sector, institutions, academia and civil society should join efforts and commit to protecting the dignity of children and adolescents worldwide.”
Teresa Kettelkamp on the event: “Each one has a history, a problem, a moment in life when they were violated. It is necessary to give identity, to know the name, to listen, more than to talk.”
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.