New procedures by the Curia for the protection of children & vulnerable adults

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The Curia has said in a statement today that it is publishing its new procedures for the protection of children and vulnerable adults, including the procedure to be followed when sexual abuse is reported.

“It will be known as the ‘Safeguarding Commission,’ with new members and new procedures, with emphasis on building a community and an environment where we will all do our utmost to prevent abuse; in cases where abuses occur, they will be investigated and judged within the shortest time possible, according to our country’s legislation and Church law.”

“The new procedures consolidate the Church’s commitment to offer any psychological and spiritual assistance which the victims may require,” the Curia said.

The revision was made at the request of the Bishops and heads of religious orders.

Details on the Safeguarding Commission are available in Maltese to download here

In a Pastoral Letter for Advent 2014 by Charles Jude Scicluna. Titular Bishop of San Leone and Apostolic Administrator of Malta: ‘Welcoming the Light of Jesus’ he explains some of the details of the new procedure.

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