- May 15, 2021
The Canadian bishops have rolled out a new bilingual online reporting system where complaints either of abuse or coverup against the Church’s shepherds can be made.
Last week, a well-known center at one of Rome’s pontifical universities aimed at protecting children from clerical sexual abuse, and beyond, was upgraded to an institute of anthropology, giving the Church’s most respected academic outfit devoted to child protection room to grow.
A leading expert in child protection has said that as the world goes increasingly digital and the prevalence of online child sexual abuse expands, major tech companies are not doing enough to impose safety measures.
One of Australia’s most senior Church officials has said the acquittal of Cardinal George Pell last April has allowed the country to move forward on necessary reforms in abuse prevention.
The host of a new podcast documenting the clerical sexual abuse crisis in the United States has said the message those behind it want to send is that while important steps have been taken, it is far from over.
Australia’s new ambassador to the Holy See has said that when it comes to nuanced issues such as religious freedom in the country’s fight for child protection, her government’s evaluation would be that if it’s necessary to choose between the two, safety comes first.
In a bid to universalize the Catholic Church’s approach to handling clerical abuse cases, the Vatican Thursday issued a new handbook outlining the procedures to follow when allegations involving an ordained minister and a minor arise.
A leading expert in the field of child protection has said that the Catholic Church still has a long way to go in terms of acknowledgment and awareness of the issue, noting that the pope’s environmental encyclical Laudato Si in many areas of the world is more visible than safeguarding efforts.