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VOTF applauds Vatican acceptance of statutes for Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
In a significant step in the protection of children from clergy sexual abuse, the Vatican has accepted governing statutes from members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
Commission member Marie Collins (https://vimeo.com/
As listed on the Vatican’s news website (http://press.vatican.va/
In addition, the Commission will advise the Pope directly, effectively removing any bureaucratic or curial barriers between it and the Pontiff. The statutes give the Commission authority to require an “account of the effectiveness”
As important as these statutes are, VOTF awaits funding for the Commission’s work and hopes this will not take another decade.