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Pope Francis receives members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Pope Francis receives members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Pope: "Church will apply firmest measures against those who abuse minors"

21/09/2017 12:39

Pope Francis has reiterated his pledge to combat the evil of clerical sex abuse affirming that at all levels, the Church will apply the firmest of measures to all those who abuse God's children. He was addressing members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

 

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.

 

Anglophone Safeguarding Conference

Organisers of the Anglophone Safeguarding Conference at the Gregorian University on the theme 'Celebrating Hope'

'Celebrating Hope' at Gregorian child protection conference

23/06/2017 13:22

A traumatic tale of five children, sexually abused by their father, formed the centrepiece of the annual Anglophone Safeguarding Conference that concluded at the Pontifical Gregorian University on Thursday.

Jesuit Father Hans Zollner

Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, head of the Gregorian University's Centre for Child Protection and member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Vatican Commission will continue to promote child protection worldwide

02/03/2017 16:03

Jesuit Fr Hans Zollner responds to concerns of survivors of sexual abuse, following the news that Irish abuse survivor Marie Collins has resigned as a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Marie Collins

Marie Collins steps down from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, but says she will continue to work with the Vaticna on training programmes

Marie Collins: Survivors' voices must continue to be heard

01/03/2017 15:40

Irish abuse survivor and member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Marie Collins has resigned from her position but she says she will continue to work with the Vatican because it's vital for the voice of victims to be heard.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the Archbishop of Boston, right, and Marie Collins attend a press conference at the Vatican, Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the Archbishop of Boston, right, and Marie Collins attend a press conference at the Vatican, Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Marie Collins resigns from Commission for Protection of Minors

01/03/2017 12:23

Mrs. Marie Collins, an abuse survivor, has resigned from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors [PCPM].

 

Pope Francis (file photo)

File photo of Pope Francis. The Holy Father has written a preface to a book by Daniel Pettit, a victim of clerical sexual abuse.

Pope writes preface to book by victim of clerical sex abuse

13/02/2017 14:29

Pope Francis has once again spoken out strongly against the evil of sex abuse perpetrated by clergy and religious. His words come in the preface to a book by a victim of clerical sexual abuse, Daniel Pettit, today a husband and father of six children.