2018 – Letter of His Holiness Francis to the People of God in Chile (in Spanish)
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
Summit (2019): https://www.pbc2019.org/home
Last revised: 13 March 2019