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Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio by The Supreme Pontiff Francis on the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons

Apostolic letter protection minors Title: Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio by The Supreme Pontiff Francis on the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons Author: The Supreme Pontiff Publication: Holy See Press Office Date: 26MAR2019 The protection of minors and vulnerable persons is an integral part of the Gospel message that the Church and all its

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On the protection of minors and vulnerable persons

Law Protection of Minors Title: Law No. CCXCVII on the protection of minors and vulnerable persons Author: The Holy Father Pope Francis Publication: Holy See Press Office Date: 26MAR2019 The Holy Father Pope Francis – recalling the Basic Law of Vatican City State, of 26 November 2000; – recalling the Law on the Sources of Law No. LXXI,

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Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio by The Supreme Pontiff Francis ” Vos estis lux mundi “

“Vos estis lux mundi” Title: Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio by The Supreme Pontiff Francis ” Vos estis lux mundi “ Author: The Supreme Pontiff Francis Publisher: Holy See Press Office Date: 07MAY2019 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Mt 5:14). Our Lord Jesus Christ calls every believer to

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Contribution of H.E. Msgr. Juan Ignacio Arrieta, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, and Professor Giuseppe Dalla Torre, former president of the Vatican City State Tribunal on the publication of the Rescript of the Holy Father Francis On the confidentiality of legal proceedings, 17.12.2019

Contribution Arrieta and Torre Title: Contribution of H.E. Msgr. Juan Ignacio Arrieta, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, and Professor Giuseppe Dalla Torre, former president of the Vatican City State Tribunal on the publication of the Rescript of the Holy Father Francis On the confidentiality of legal proceedings, 17.12.2019 Author: Juan Ignacio Arrieta

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Interview of the editorial director, Andrea Tornielli, with Archbishop Charles Scicluna, adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the occasion of the publication of the Rescript of the Holy Father Francis concerning the Instruction on the Confidentiality of Legal Proceedings, 17.12.2019

Scicluna an epochal decision Title: Interview of the editorial director, Andrea Tornielli, with Archbishop Charles Scicluna, adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the occasion of the publication of the Rescript of the Holy Father Francis concerning the Instruction on the Confidentiality of Legal Proceedings, 17.12.2019 Author: Andrea Tornielli Publisher:Vatican

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RESCRIPTUM EX AUDIENTIA SS.MI: Rescript of the Holy Father Francis to introduce some amendments to the “Normae de gravioribus delictis”, 17.12.2019

Normae de gravioribus delictis Title: RESCRIPTUM EX AUDIENTIA SS.MI: Rescript of the Holy Father Francis to introduce some amendments to the “Normae de gravioribus delictis”, 17.12.2019 Author: CARDINAL PIETRO PAROLIN, CARDINAL LUIS FRANCISCO LADARIA on behalf of His Holiness Pope Francis Publisher: Holy See Press Office Date: 17DEC2019 “You are the light of the world.

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Pope ends a secrecy rule for Catholic sexual abuse cases, but for victims many barriers to justice remain

Author: Christine P. Bartholomew Publication: The Conversation Date: 13JAN2020 Pope Francis recently removed one of the barriers facing sex abuse victims looking for justice – the “Rule of Pontifical Secrecy.” The rule is an obligation under the church’s laws to keep sensitive information regarding the Catholic Church’s governance strictly confidential. This rule allowed church officials to withhold

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Pope Francis abolishes the pontifical secret for sexual misconduct cases involving clerics

Author: Gerard O’Connell Publication: America Magazine Date: 17DEC2019 In a decision of enormous importance, long called for by survivors of abuse and their advocates, Pope Francis has abolished the pontifical secret for sexual misconduct cases concerning clerics. The “pontifical secret” is not related to the seal of the confessional, which remains absolute (and inviolable) in

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Kieran Tapsell – Pope Francis Abolishes the Pontifical Secret Over Child Sexual Abuse

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations blog Date: 20DEC2019 On 17 December 2019, Pope Francis abolished “Pontifical Secret” in a document entitled Instruction on the Confidentiality of Legal Proceedings. Archbishop Scicluna, who has been at the forefront of reforms, is reported to have said: “local dioceses and religious congregations have the

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