Child Protection

Thumbnail view of st peters basilica credit bohumil petrik cna Abuse survivor resigns from commission for protection of minors

Vatican City, Mar 1, 2017 / 06:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday the decision of clerical abuse survivor Marie Collins to resign from her post...

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Thumbnail phone 3 credit unsplash cna Cardinal Parolin: When protecting kids in the digital world, don't forget the peripheries

In the keynote speech at a conference on protecting children in the digital world, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said child...

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Thumbnail priest collar cna world catholic news 7 24 12 3 Chicago archdiocese releases documents on older sex abuse cases

The Archdiocese of Chicago released new documents involving 36 priests with substantiated allegations of sexual misconduct involving minors with...

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Thumbnail child dignity digital world vatican 2017 Child safety summit reflects pope’s ‘extraordinary’ power to convene

Ever since the collapse of the Papal States in 1870, the Vatican has had to make its way in the world as a “soft power,” relying on moral authority...

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Thumbnail priests credit jeffrey bruno cna cna us catholic news 4 29 13 Confirmed priest abuse allegations in single digits for 2014

There are tens of thousands of Catholic clergy in the U.S. – but there were fewer than 10 substantiated allegations of clergy sex abuse committed...

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Thumbnail 12 year old twins from the old city of homs stand near garbage outside a dilapidated building credit   unicef uni201161 ohanesian cna 1 13 16 Don't ignore children suffering war and separation, Holy See tells UN

Armed conflicts brings out “the most vicious forms of violence against children” and the world must act to aid the young victims of violence and...

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Thumbnail phone 1 credit unsplash cna Expert 'shocked' at lack of awareness about online abuse

At the close of a Rome conference on child protection online, a leading expert in the field said that while the statistics are well-known, he was...

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Thumbnail sad child credit supparsom via shutterstock cna For global 'peripheries,' poverty can lead to online exploitation

While the challenge of protecting children online is one faced throughout the world, Church leaders from Asia and Africa said that the developing...

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Thumbnail cathedral of the risen christ lincoln nebraska credit ammodramus via wikimedia commons cna 1 For Lincoln diocese, audit adds to its effective child protection plan

The Diocese of Lincoln will now take part in the U.S. bishops' audit of the implementation of the youth protection charter – a move it says adds to...

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Thumbnail priest collar credit lisa f young via wwwshutterstockcom cna How the Catholic Church in Australia aims to enhance anti-abuse efforts

Sydney, Australia, Nov 29, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In Australia, the Catholic Church has established a new independent non-profit to...

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Thumbnail pope francis at the jubilee audience in st peters square honoring members of the police firemen and armed forces on april 30 2016 alexey gotovskiy cna cna Negligence in abuse cases enough to oust a bishop, Pope says

On Saturday, Pope Francis issued an edict on the protection of minors and vulnerable adults, in which he said that negligence on the part of a...

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Thumbnail 20171006t1003 1080 cns pope digital abuse Pope Francis: 'painful' failures help Church lead in protecting minors

On Friday, Pope Francis told a group of religious and secular experts from around the world that protecting minors against increasing online...

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Thumbnail computer child credit luis molinero shutterstock cna Religious, secular experts unite in call to protect child safety online

In a joint declaration on the need to protect youth on the internet, leaders and experts from various fields stressed the need Friday to raise...

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Thumbnail computer credit unsplash 3 cna Rome conference to address safeguarding children online

Rome, Italy, May 31, 2017 / 11:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An international congress in Rome this autumn will bring together experts to focus on the...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 102415684 St. John the Evangelist Church to host ‘Keep Kids Safe’ event

On April 2, St. John the Evangelist Church in Los Angeles will partner with experts in the field of child safety to host a free “Keep Kids Safe”...

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Thumbnail spotlight official poster credit  open road films llc cna 2 29 16 The other side of 'Spotlight': how the Church changed to fight sex abuse

While the movie “Spotlight” won Best Picture for portraying a journalistic investigation of the sex abuse crisis in Boston, the story is incomplete...

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Thumbnail cardinal sean omalley speaks with cna in rome on feb 4 2013 credit stephen driscoll cna 2 16 16 There's no question – reporting abuse is a must, Cardinal O'Malley says

After recent media reports suggested the Vatican is telling bishops to cover up sexual abuse, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of...

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Thumbnail view of st peters basilica from the pontifical urbanian university on june 5 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 10 12 15 Vatican aims for child protection norms to be custom-fitted per culture

When it comes to protection against abuse, guidelines need to be implemented according to the customs of each country if they are to be effective,...

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