Key Interventions 

2002 – Address of John Paul II to the Cardinals of the United States

 

2004 – Address of John Paul II to American Bishops on their Ad Limina visit

 

2006 – Address of Benedict XVI to Irish Bishops on their Ad Limina visit

 

2008 – Speeches and Press Releases – Apostolic Voyage of Benedict XVI to the United States of America

 

2008 – Speeches and Press Releases – Apostolic Voyage of Benedict XVI to Australia

 

2009 – Benedict XVI, Meeting with Assembly of First Nations, Canada

 

2010 – Address and Press Release – Apostolic Voyage of Benedict XVI to Malta

 

2010 – Letter of Benedict XVI to the Catholics of Ireland

 

2010 – Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church and to the Ordinaries and Hierarchs, regarding the modifications introduced in the Normae de gravioribus delictis

 

2010 – Meeting with the Bishops of England, Wales and Scotland in the Chapel of the Francis Martin House, Oscott College (Birmingham, 19 September 2010) (Video)

 

2016 – Letter to Bishops on the Feast of the Holy Innocents

 

2017 – Audience with members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

 

2018 – Letter of His Holiness Francis to the People of God in Chile (in Spanish)

 

2018 – Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God

 

2018 – Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Roman Curia

2019 – Letter sent by the Holy Father to the Bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

Canon Law

 

2001 – Pope John Paul II, motu proprio Sacramentorum sanctitatis tutela to guide the Church’s efforts to protect children and young people from sexual abuse.

 

2010 – Pope Benedict XVI, update of Sacramentorum sanctitatis tutela, the Normae de gravioribus delictis, reserved to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

 

2016 – Pope Francis, Motu proprio As a Loving Mother

 

Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM)

2013 – Pope Francis decides to establish a Commission for the protection of minors as proposed  by the Council of Cardinals in December 2013.

2014 –Chirograph of Pope Francis for the Institution of the PCPM

2015 – Statutes of the PCPM approved by Pope Francis

2018 – Pope Francis’ confirms the mandate of the PCPM at the end of the three year ad experimentum period on February 17, 2018 

 

Assistance to the Episcopal Conferences

2011 – Pope Benedict XVI, Circular Letter to assist episcopal conferences in developing guidelines for dealing with cases of sexual abuses of minors perpetrated by clerics

 

2015 – Pope Francis, Circular Letter concerning the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors to the Presidents of Episcopal Conferences and Superiors of Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life as an important means to assist the local Church

2019 – Pope Francis, Summit on the Protection of Minors in the Church: Responsibility, Accountability, Transparency, 21-25 February 2019

2004 – Congregation for Bishops, The Directory for the Pastoral Ministry of Bishops, Apostolorum Succesores to assist bishops exercise every aspect of their pastoral ministry

 

Online Resources

General: http://www.vatican.va/resources/index_en.htm

Summit (2019): https://www.pbc2019.org/home

PCPM: http://www.protectionofminors.va/content/tuteladeiminori/en.html

 

Last revised: 13 March 2019

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