The Bishops keep “high attention on the issue of the protection of minors and vulnerable people”. The National Council of the Catholic School of the CEI will shortly publish the text ‘Guidelines for the protection of minors in Catholic schools’, a tool at the service of teachers and staff who work in Catholic schools and in professional training of Christian inspiration, as well as that of families and the whole school world. This was announced by the CEI at the end of the autumn Episcopal Council which was held in Matera where the National Eucharistic Congress was opened. The CEI recalls the commitments made by the Church to stem pedophilia: “It was decided to strengthen the network of diocesan referents and related services for the protection of minors and vulnerable people, to implement the establishment of listening centers, to create a first national report on prevention and training activities and on cases of abuse reported or reported to the diocesan and interdiocesan services network in the last two years (2020-2021), to conduct an investigation starting from the data, kept by the Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith, which refer to alleged or ascertained crimes perpetrated by clerics in Italy in the period 2000-2021, and finally to collaborate with the Observatory for the fight against pedophilia and juvenile pornography, established by law 269/1998 “.” For promote awareness at the local level, once again this year – on November 18 – the 2nd National Day of Prayer for the victims and survivors of the i abuses with the slogan: “‘The Lord heals broken hearts and binds up their wounds’ (Ps 147,3). From pain to consolation. “In view of this important event, various initiatives are already in preparation, including meetings aimed at legal operators at the Regional / Diocesan / Interdiocesan Services for the protection of minors, the Diocesan Curias, Religious Institutes and Courts ecclesiastics; formation days dedicated to superiors, rectors and formators in seminaries and formation houses of male and female Institutes of consecrated life “, the Bishops say.
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