Posts Tagged ‘Commission for the Protection of Minors’

Pontifical commission – the good and bad

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Bill Kilgallon is looking back on his three years as a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

A member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors says his work was a mixture of achievement and frustration. This was Bill Kilgallon, a New Zealander who sat on the Commission’s first term. He says the achievements include the establishment of the body itself. It brought together people from different professional backgrounds from Read more

Chilean sex-abuse victim to have Vatican interview

Monday, February 12th, 2018

A Chilean sex-abuse victim will be interviewed personally by the Vatican’s sex-crimes expert, Archbishop Charles Scicluna. Scicluna will travel to New York next week to interview the victim, Juan Carlos Cruz. The victim is at the centre of a scandal involving Pope Francis. Cruz says a letter he wrote in 2015 asking Pope Francis to Read more

Day of prayer for clerical sexual abuse survivors

Friday, September 16th, 2016

A clerical sexual abuse survivor’s suggestion has led the Pope’s Commission for the Protection of Minors to adopt a Day of Prayer for victims of sexual abuse. Pope Francis announced the Day of Prayer on Monday, following a week-long meeting of the Commission. The Commission, has a mandate to develop and educate the church about Read more