- Sep 30, 2020
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.
One nun has said that strict lockdowns and inflated prices due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are pushing some religious communities in Africa to point of hunger, as they cannot afford enough food for themselves and those whom they serve.
In a webinar talk on child protection, a top expert in the field warned that the risks of online child sexual abuse or exploitation has significantly increased during the coronavirus pandemic, yet attention to the issue has faded.
Members of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) Monday were the protagonists of the first of a series of webinar sessions focusing on child protection and how safeguarding efforts have been impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, women religious throughout the world have been at the front lines both in terms of prevention and awareness, and caring for the poor, sick and elderly.
Loreto Sister Patricia Murray has a perfect view of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica from her office and, she said, almost every morning she thinks about how she got there.