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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.

 

Children make up over a quarter of the 3.2 billion internet users worldwide.

Children make up over a quarter of the 3.2 billion internet users worldwide.

The Church in action to make the digital world safer for children

02/06/2017 11:01

800 million internet users are children. They are also the most vulnerable to new forms of harm and abuse in the digital world. Prof Hans Zollner of the Gregorian's  Center for Child Protection talks of an upcoming global congress on the fight against online child sexual exploitation and abuse.

Pope Francis holds a statue of the Baby Jesus during the Christmas "Mass during the Night"

Pope Francis holds a statue of the Baby Jesus during the Christmas "Mass during the Night"

Pope urges Bishops to protect lives of children

02/01/2017 16:01

Pope Francis has written to the Bishops of the world condemning all forms of oppression and exploitation of children. His words come in a letter signed on the Feast of the Holy Innocents.

 

Baroness Helen Liddell is appointed as chairperson of new review group by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Scotland

Baroness Helen Liddell is appointed as chairperson of new review group by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Scotland

Move to Further Improve Safeguarding Standards in Scotland

06/12/2016 13:36

The bishops of Scotland are implementing measures in order to further improve the standards of safeguarding the welfare of people involved with the Church.

Pope Francis (file photo)

In a new Apostolic Letter, issued motu proprio, Pope Francis has established new norms providing for the removal of Bishops (or those equivalent to them in Canon Law) from their offices, especially in cases of sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable adults.

Pope issues motu proprio on removal of Bishops

04/06/2016 13:35

In a new Apostolic Letter, issued motu proprio, Pope Francis has established new norms providing for the removal of Bishops (or those equivalent to them in Canon Law) from their offices, especially in cases of sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable adults.