By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In an effort to better implement the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Holy See has begun to draw up its own safe-environment program for children in Vatican City State and to offer human rights courses for its
By Steve Trosley The Catholic Telegraph A planned review of the archdiocesan Decree on Child Protection has brought several changes in definitions and process policies this month. Safe Environment Coordinator for Children and Youth Tom Coz said the definitions were inserted in the decree to clarify what constitutes child pornography and
By Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — The International Criminal Court declined a request from victims of clergy sexual abuse to investigate Vatican officials and their responsibility for the abuse of children by Catholic priests around the world.
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis reaffirmed the importance of responding decisively to the problem of the sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy and called on the Vatican office dealing with suspected cases to continue carrying out its mandate. During an