• Expert says Vatican botched response to child porn suspicions about envoy

    Expert says Vatican botched response to child porn suspicions about envoy

    • Sep 28, 2017

    German Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, who leads a child protection center at a Roman university and serves on a papal commission advising Francis on reform, says the Vatican should have been more transparent about recent reports that an envoy at the papal embassy in Washington, D.C., is part of an investigation for possible involvement in child pornography, seeing it as part of an going struggle to be more “up-front.”

  • German abuse report ‘shocking’ and not the end, Church expert says

    German abuse report ‘shocking’ and not the end, Church expert says

    • Jul 28, 2017

    Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, a leading anti-abuse expert and a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, called a report documenting hundreds of cases of physical and sexual abuse at a German boys’ choir “shocking,” and warned that as the taboo lifts in other parts of the world, similar accounts are likely to keep emerging.

  • Fighting sex abuse in the Church goes global, from the ground up

    Fighting sex abuse in the Church goes global, from the ground up

    • Dec 30, 2016

    Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, president of the Center for Child Protection at the Gregorian University, believes that the church’s typical top-down approach in handling sex-abuse allegations may not be enough. He proposes a global alliance comprised by individual priests, religious and laity along with Catholic universities, religious orders and bishops’ conferences.