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Church in Poland and protection of minors: from unprepared to informed

Both the Church and society in Poland were unprepared to face the crisis caused by the sexual abuse of minors. Negative reactions prevailed at first. In the last few years, thanks to journalists and clear direction from the Holy See, the Church in Poland has learned how to create an integrated structure for the protection of minors and the support of victims.

Australia: Earthquake strikes near Melbourne

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes southeast Australia, causing damage in the city of Melbourne.

Pope at Audience: Budapest & Slovakia visit was ‘pilgrimage of prayer, hope’

At his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on last week’s Apostolic Journey to Budapest and Slovakia, calling it a pilgrimage to the roots of prayer and hope.

‘Sexual abuse in the Church has deep theological implications’

As a safeguarding conference in Warsaw wraps up its third day of deliberations, Church leaders from across Central and Eastern Europe examine how the suffering caused by clerical sexual abuse impacts the lives of survivors.

German Bishops turn attention to Synod and abuse scandal

The Catholic Bishops of Germany are holding their Fall Plenary Assembly, which focuses on the ongoing Synodal Path and reform in the Church.

Cruz: Survivor’s perspective lends urgency to Church’s fight against sexual abuse

As the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors holds a safeguarding conference in Warsaw, a well-known survivor of clerical sexual abuse urges the Church to deal with the emergency of clerical sexual abuse.

Prof. Wiliński: Rights of victims of abuse must be protected

A conference on the safeguarding of minors and vulnerable persons taking place in Warsaw, Poland, highlights the Church’s efforts to to protect its vulnerable members. Prof. Paweł Wiliński reflects on the need to ensure abuse victims’ rights to information, representation, protection and compensation.

Protection of minors in the Church in Central & Eastern Europe

Over the past few days, representatives of the Bishops' Conferences from Central and Eastern Europe have gathered in Warsaw to confront the crisis of sexual abuse. Father Adam Żak, a member of the organizing committee, explains the socio-political and cultural situation that has affected the Church’s response in the region.

Intl. Day of Peace - UN calls for equitable, sustainable world

The United Nations is marking International Day of Peace on Tuesday, with the UN chief calling for a 24-hour ceasefire and urging all people to choose peace for a better future for humanity.

UK faith leaders call for action against climate change ahead of COP26

Scottish and UK religious leaders are calling on governments to take transformational climate action at the upcoming 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.