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Child protection expert Hans Zollner, SJ

Child protection expert Hans Zollner, SJ. Father Zollner spoke with Vatican Radio about a recent report on physical and sexual abuse of members of a prestigious German Catholic boys' choir, the Regensburger Domspatzen.

Child Protection expert responds to German abuse report

19/07/2017 14:10

Father Hans Zollner,President of the Centre for Child Protection of the Pontifical Gregorian University, and a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, says a new report on abuse at a prestigious German musical institution is an “important step forward.” 

 

The lawyer tasked with investigating the abuse Ulrich Weber spoke about the investigation during a press conference in Regansburg.

The lawyer tasked with investigating the abuse Ulrich Weber spoke about the investigation during a press conference in Regansburg.

Regensburg: Report finds over 500 choir boys abused

19/07/2017 08:48

A new report has found that at least 547 young members of the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some cases sexual abuse.

 

People walk for hours to reach a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan.

People walk for hours to reach a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan.

Irish Church responds to East Africa Crisis

16/07/2017 13:00

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference is responding to the dire humanitarian crisis in East Africa by announcing that special collections at all Masses will take place across Ireland next weekend.

European Parliament in Strasbourg, France

European Parliament in Strasbourg, France

CEC: prioritize peacebuilding not militarization of EU

12/07/2017 16:10

European Churches on Wednesday called on the European Union to avoid opening way for the militarization of its budget and structures but to strengthen its role as an actor for peace and reconciliation.

 

The facade of the Basilica of St Benedict of Norcia

The facade of the Basilica of St Benedict of Norcia, in the town of Norcia, Italy

Celebrating St Benedict of Nursia

11/07/2017 12:25

To celebrate the day the Church remembers Benedict of Nursia on July 11th we shine the spotlight on the figure of this great saint.

Port workers are seen in front of a shipping vessel unloading its cargo.

Port workers are seen in front of a shipping vessel unloading its cargo.

Sea Sunday: Remembering seafarers

08/07/2017 10:13

Sea Sunday aims to highlight the challenges seafarers face every day, but it also serves as a time to pray for those at sea, their families and those who support them.

Terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard

Terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard with his parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, in London's Great Ormond Street Hospital

Vatican's Academy for Life issues statement on baby Charlie Gard

29/06/2017 13:37

The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life has issued a statement regarding the case of the terminally-ill English baby, Charlie Gard, after the European Court of Human Rights rejected a plea from the baby’s parents to move him to the U.S. for medical treatment.

Bishops attend the beatification ceremony of Teofilius Matulionis in Cathedral Square. Vilnius, Lithuania, 25 June 2017.

Bishops attend the beatification ceremony of Teofilius Matulionis in Cathedral Square. Vilnius, Lithuania, 25 June 2017.

Thousands attend Beatification of Lithuania's Catholic martyr Matulionis

25/06/2017 18:59

Thousands of people have gathered in Lithuania's capital Vilnius to attend the official beatification ceremony of Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis, who became a symbol of persecution endured by Christians when the country was still part of the Soviet Union.