Posts Tagged ‘Father Hans Zollner SJ’

Caring for victims is the heart of our ministry

Monday, June 13th, 2022

One of the Catholic Church’s leading experts on sex abuse and its prevention has given a major lecture in Paris at the invitation of the French bishops. “I’m going to scandalise you,” Father Hans Zollner SJ warned his audience as he started his talk about the clergy sex abuse crisis. “The Church’ does not exist. Read more

Religions, together, can fight evil of child abuse

Monday, April 19th, 2021

At an April 8-10 online symposium with religious representatives from around the world, Pope Francis expressed his hope that religions, together, can fight the profound evil of child abuse. After decades of child sexual abuse scandals the Church is ready to share its successes — and failures — with other religious and lay institutions. Francis’ Read more

Vatican’s guide to fighting abuse in lay movements

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

A guide to fighting abuse in lay movements has been ordered by the Vatican. If an organisation is led by a charismatic leader who is followed uncritically and commands or demands control over members, the members are at risk of cases of physical, sexual and psychological abuse, Father Hans Zollner SJ says. The Vatican office Read more

Church must follow, accept local laws on abuse

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Local laws and court decisions regarding clerical sexual abuse and its cover-up must be respected, Fr Hans Zollner says. Zollner, who is a leading expert in child protection and one of the chief organisers of February’s summit on child protection, says the Church’s responsibility to obey the laws of the land was clarified several years Read more