Posts Tagged ‘Hans Zollner’

A new approach to helping abuse survivors

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Dealing with the impact of sexual abuse has been largely outsourced by the Church. Now an initiative is being launched, with the support of Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, taking a fresh pastoral approach to the welfare of survivors “You took away my faith”; “The Church cheated me out of my relationship Read more

The spiritual wounds of sexual abuse

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
sexual abuse horror

In a meeting with Pope Francis, a victim of sexual abuse said with profound sadness and desperation: “Jesus had his mother nearby when he faced suffering and death. But my mother, the Church, left me all alone in my time of pain.” These few words express the horror of abuse, especially the sexual abuse of Read more

Face reality says Jesuit child protection expert

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Facing reality about issues of child abuse is a crucial part of child protection, says Hans Zollner S.J. Father Zollner is both President of the Centre for Child Protection of the Pontifical Gregorian University and a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. He says the detailed report about allegations of  sexual Read more

Vatican abuse commission wants representation from Oceania

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The recently established Vatican Commission on safeguarding and care of abuse victims has discussed membership issues, and is looking to add some members especially from those areas that are not represented now, Africa, Asia and Oceania. In an interview on Vatican Radio Fr Hans Zoller said that at its most recent meeting the commission “discussed Read more