2023-09-15 ITALY

Church invites to participate in update of guidelines to prevent sexual abuse

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (https://www.tutelaminorum.org/) is promoting a public consultation to update the Universal Guidelines Framework (UGF), with the goal of strengthening efforts to create a safer environment throughout the Church. The initiative is in line with Pope Francis’ call that the task of care and protection is “incumbent on the whole Church” (Apostolic Letter in the form of Motu Proprio: As a Loving Mother, 2016). https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/es/bollettino/pubblico/2016/06/04/motu.html

Click on the following link to participate:


In Brazil and Latin America, the Brasil Centro-Sul Province is part of the team that developed the communication strategies to invite participation in this survey.

Br. Óscar Martín Vicário, General Councillor and member of the International Commission for the Protection of Minors, sends a message to all Marists of Champagnat (https://youtu.be/nL_sCCiWI0M): “I am pleased to join this initiative, I invite everyone to participate in this survey because it is a way of working together, as a church, in order to protect children”.


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