- Oct 26, 2020
Father Hans Zollner, arguably one of the most prominent Church officials working on abuse prevention, says he understands the frustration some victims feel upon not seeing “immediate impact” from Rome on their cases, while at the same time underlining that “substantial change” has been made.
Church leaders in India have been called to “conversion, transparency, sincerity and solidarity with victims” when responding to clerical sexual abuse.
Day two at a conference regarding sex abuse in the Church in Latin America started with some very heavy hitters on the topic.
Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors meeting in Rome said there was a continued need to make safeguarding consistently part of the life of the Church around the world.
Vatican officials needed “a safeguarding policy” in place ages ago to prevent abuse and address it when it occurred, said Marie Collins, a clergy sexual abuse survivor from Ireland.
Since both abuse survivors on the Pontifical Commission for Minors exited the body before the end of its term, the Vatican has usually not named the abuse survivors involved in anti-abuse efforts.