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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.

 

Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley and abuse survivor Marie Collins speak about the work of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors in 2014

Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley and abuse survivor Marie Collins speak about the work of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors in 2014.

Pontifical Commission on Child Protection creates website

06/12/2016 17:11

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors [PCPM] is launching a new website to provide information on the Commission and its Mission.

 

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.

A peacekeeper on duty, 24 February, 2015

A peacekeeper on duty, 24 February, 2015

International pressure for UN to deal with peacekeeper sex abuse

12/03/2016 10:17

With mounting international pressure and a resolution put forward by the United States, the UN approved its first ever resolution to tackle an escalating problem of sexual abuse by its staff, most notably UN peacekeepers.

Fr Hans Zollner has met with sex abuse victims as Cardinal George Pell responds to Australia's Royal Commission

Fr Hans Zollner has met with sex abuse survivors as Cardinal George Pell responds to Australia's Royal Commission

Vatican official meets Australian sex abuse survivors

04/03/2016 13:54

Fr Hans Zollner of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has met with survivors, in the context of Cardinal George Pell’s hearings via video link with Australia’s Royal Commission investigating institutional responses to child sexual abuse

Cardinal George Pell addresses the press after meeting sexual abuse survivors in Rome on Thursday.

Cardinal George Pell addresses the press after meeting sexual abuse survivors in Rome on Thursday.

Cardinal Pell holds "emotional" meeting with abuse survivors

03/03/2016 15:10

Cardinal George Pell on Thursday met for nearly two hours with about a dozen victims of sexual abuse from the Australian Diocese of Ballarat at the Quirinale hotel in Rome.