Posts Tagged ‘Child protection’

Pope signs child sex abuse law for Vatican and its embassies Comments 0

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Pope Francis has made it compulsory in law within the Vatican and in Vatican diplomatic missions worldwide to report child sex abuse. Francis, who is both the Vatican head of state and the head of the Church new law, wants the new law to be a model for the church globally. The legal changes reflect Read more

“All-out battle” to eradicate sexual abuse needed Comments 0

Monday, February 25th, 2019

The Vatican summit on the protection of minors has ended and the Church’s future direction is set. In his final address at the Summit, Pope Francis committed the church to do everything possible to eradicate sexual abuse. He said he wants it gone – not just from the church itself but from society as a Read more

Priests banned from being alone with kids Comments 0

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

A Brazilian archbishop has banned all priests in his archdiocese from being alone with children. Archbishop Manoel Delson signed the ban after the court ordered the archdiocese to pay almost £2.5 million in compensation over the sexual exploitation of minors. Read more Related Posts:Apuron appeals his conviction – Guam’s…Brazilian bishop, priests among others arrestedThe Catholic Read more

Vatican misses deadline for submitting report on child protection to U.N. Comments 0

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

As sexual assault cases against the Archdiocese of Agãna continue to increase, it appears that the Vatican has found itself in trouble with the United Nations. In 2014, the Vatican was summoned to the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child committee. It was asked to take concrete steps to remedy decades of institutional Read more

Pope, C9 Cardinals, curia reform, protection of minors Comments 0

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The 19th meeting of the Council of Cardinal Advisers has been held this week. Often called the C9, the Cardinals and Pope Francis have examined several dicasteries of the curia; the protection of minors; the economy,  a range of texts Francis has put forward for consideration, and Holy See lay staff and clergy selection and Read more

Fr Hans Zollner Pope’s Child protection “expert”: NZ has made progress but still some challenges Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

New Zealand appeared to have made reasonable progress in its work to address sexual abuse within the church and to stop it happening in the future says Fr Hans Zollner. However he said there are still challenges to be faced such as unifying the church’s approach and dealing with complex migration issues. Zollner, who has Read more

New Irish guidelines cover abuse-accused priests’ funerals Comments 1

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

When a priest accused of sexual abuse dies, care should be taken as to how his funeral is conducted, new Irish child protection guidelines say. The National Board for Safeguarding Children published updated guidelines on Wednesday. They give recommendations if an accused priest dies before an investigation has concluded. In such a case, “careful thought Read more

Risk of child-adult mistrust from protection ‘industry’ Comments 1

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

An Irish church head has warned of the risk of a generation of children being deprived of normal interaction with adults because of a protection “industry”. Church of Ireland primate Archbishop Richard Clarke expressed his concerns during his church’s general synod, the Irish Times reported. While emphasising the necessity for strong child protection measures, he Read more

PNG and Solomons Church launches child protection policy Comments 0

Friday, February 27th, 2015

The Catholic Church of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands launched its first child protection policy on February 24. The policy outlines clear steps for investigating abuse within the Church and encourages members of report abuse. Br Frank Hough, who helped formulate the new policy, said he hoped Church members would find reporting abuse less Read more

Church workers and volunteers required to have background checks Comments 0

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Several of New Zealand’s Catholic bishops are pushing for widespread background checks, with a focus on anyone who works with children. In the Archdiocese of Wellington anyone who works or volunteers for the church and will have to undergo a fresh check every three years. Wellington archdiocese Director of Projects and Administration, Dave Mullin, said Read more