Towards Healing and Renewal: One Year Later

Follow Up of Abuse Symposium to be Held at Pontifical Gregorian University

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A presentation on «Towards Healing and Renewal,» a conference on clerical sex abuse of children that took place one year ago at the Gregorian University, will take place Feb. 5 at the same university.

On the first anniversary of the International Symposium for Catholic Bishops and Religious Superiors on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church the presentation – «Walking Towards Healing and Renewal» – will be a verification of all activities promoted in recent months.

First of all, the minutes of the Symposium will be presented in numerous translations: Polish, Italian, Hungarian, German, English, Spanish, Croatian, Ukrainian. These notes will also be available in French, Portuguese, Slovakian, Romanian in future editions.

There will be a presentation of the first activities of the Centre for Child Protection (CCP). Among these, the first annual conference held in Freising last fall on «Communication and Empowerment: Victims of Child Sexual Abuse,» during which the presentations and debates on «Abuse of Handicapped Minors in Institutions» had a particular relevance.

Data gathered during the first visits of the CCP partners in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe, will also be described.

A prominent position will be held by the E-learning program presentation, developed by the Centre to offer a training in prevention, identification and management of abuse cases, and the organization of courses to train operators in various Dioceses.

The contributions will be in both Italian and English.

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