“The website includes a template for local churches around the world to use in establishing their own norms for protecting minors from clerical sex abuse.”
The Vatican has launched a new website detailing its efforts to protect children from sexual abuse by clergy.
“It’s the first time the Vatican is publishing the documents and resources in one place, including an email and phone number to contact its commission for the protection of minors.
“The commission was established in 2013 and is headed by Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley.
“‘It is very important to the Commission that we are as transparent as possible,’ project coordinator Emer McCarthy told CNN Tuesday (Dec. 6). ‘Our members want people to know that they are doing their level best to carry out the commission of the Holy Father.'”
By Delia Gallagher, CNN — Click here to read the rest of this story. Also, “Vatican commission launches child protection website” from Catholic News Service.