Posts Tagged ‘Vulnerable people’

Transformative community hub will serve those in urgent need

Monday, October 9th, 2023
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A ‘transformative’ community hub in Wellington city will soon open its doors to people in urgent need. Mana whenua gifted the new Wellington City Mission building its name – Whakamaru –  a symbol of shelter, safeguarding and protection reflecting the community hub’s purpose. Essential services Located near the Basin Reserve, the nearly complete five-storey Whakamaru Read more

Helping poor and jobless is not socialism

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Helping poor and jobless people is one of the ways the Catholic Church is planning to help resolve the post-pandemic fallout, Vatican official Father Augusto Zampini says. Helping these people is not a form of socialism, it’s Church teaching. Zampini says the Church’s advocacy for the poor has resulted in some people accusing it of Read more

New Safeguarding Lead to oversee national roll out of training

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The National Office for Professional Standards (NOPS) has welcomed Pamela Arthurs as the new National Safeguarding Lead. She will provide support to dioceses, congregations and Catholic organisations in the continued implementation of safeguarding practices around New Zealand. NOPS is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Catholic Church’s policy and procedures for safeguarding children and vulnerable Read more

Pope signs child sex abuse law for Vatican and its embassies

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