A committee presented a code of conduct template that incorporated protections on all vulnerable persons to the gathered plenary assembly this week.
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In Portugal, Pope Meets With Clerical Abuse Survivors, Urges Church to Hear Victims’ ‘Anguished Cry’
The emotional private meeting at Lisbon’s apostolic nunciature was a moment of ‘intense listening’ by the Pope and lasted more than an hour, according to the Vatican.
Boston Cardinal Seán O’Malley is president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
In an audience at the Vatican on April 29, the Pope called on commission to produce annual audit to promote ‘transparency and accountability.’ In his speech, Francis underlined that ‘abuse in any form is unacceptable.’
The Holy Father urged leaders to put the welfare of victims ahead of seeking to defend the Church’s reputation.
Pope Francis has appointed Father Andrew Small to be the secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
In the report, published on Nov. 10, 2020, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) urged the bishops to “request that the Holy See redraft the canonical crimes relating to child sexual abuse as crimes against the child.”
Catholic leaders reflect on Church’s progress in light of organization’s allegations.
COMMENTARY: Part II — The Ruth Institute report ‘Receding Waves: Child Sexual Abuse and Homosexual Priests Since 2000,’ finds surprising changes in both the victims and the perpetrators of clerical sexual abuse.
Annual report was released May 31 by the USCCB’s Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection.