The Commission

Professor Hanna SUCHOCKA

Poland

Professor of Law

Professor of constitutional law and specialist in human rights at the University of Poznan, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland and Ambassador of Poland to the Holy See.

Professor Suchocka is the former Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (1992-1993), Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Republic of Poland (1997-2000), and Ambassador of Poland to the Holy See (2001-2013).

She has received honorary degrees from Pontifical Institute for Marriage and Family at the Lateran University, Kardinal Wyszynski University in Warsaw, and John Paul University in Krakow.

Among many awards, Professor Suchocka has received the Max Schmidheimy Stiftung Peace Prize and the Gold Medal of the “Jean Monnet” Foundation (Lausanne) for her activity in favor of integration and human rights.

In 2018, Pope Francis appointed Professor Suchocka for a second term to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

A Conference of Central and Eastern European Churches

A Conference of Central and Eastern European Churches

Our Common Mission of Safeguarding God’s Children is the theme of an international conference gathering representatives of Episcopal Conferences and professionals working in the field of child and youth protection in nearly 20 countries of Central and...

The Voices of Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse

The Voices of Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse

Ewa Kusz, a member of the organizing committee for the regional conference on the protection of minors for central and eastern Europe taking place in Warsaw, gathers the voices of people who have been abused by priests. By Ewa Kusz What do those who have been wounded...

Towards Warsaw: Our Common Mission of Safeguarding God’s Children

Towards Warsaw: Our Common Mission of Safeguarding God’s Children

Since early 2017, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has been organizing a regional meeting for the churches in Central and Eastern Europe. Led by the efforts of Professor Hannah Suchocka it will be held in Warsaw in September. Here she recounts...

Balancing confidentiality, transparency and accountability

Balancing confidentiality, transparency and accountability

The ongoing work of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (TutelaMinorum) continues to bring together experts from around the world, providing renewed attention to strengthening the Church’s response to the sexual abuse crisis faced in every part of...

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