XV Plenary Assembly addresses the realities, challenges, and directions for the Commission, Safeguarding, and the Church
The XV ordinary Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors took place in Rome and online from April 19-22, 2021.
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.
“The presentation will have two parts. First, that of the long-lasting wounds caused by priests’ sexual abuse of children, to which is grafted the question of forgiveness that is too often demanded of victims/survivors. Then the aspect of the social and ecclesial factors leading to these abuses and their concealment, particularly with regard to the vision of sexuality in the Church.”