Vatican e-learning centre to shelter victims of molestation

A Vatican e-learning centre is being developed to help shield victims of molestation.

The Centre, available in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian, will provide information for victims and guidance to those who are in the position to respond to abuse cases.

“We want people to know that we are serious about this and that we think the Church has to be at the centre of a solution,” said Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi.

“This is not a flash in the pan initiative but something we are committed to in the long-term.”

“The e-learning centre will work with medical institutions and universities to develop a constant response to the problems of sexual abuse,” said Monsignor Klaus Peter Franzl of the archdiocese of Munich.

The Vatican e-learning centre will be called “Toward Healing and Renewal,” and will work with medical institutions and top experts on sexual abuse of children by clergy.

The centre is due to go live early in 2012.



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