WHAT WE DO

HEALING AND CARE

HEALING AND CARE

From the beginning, the Commission Members have adopted the principle that the healing and pastoral care of victims/survivors of sexual abuse is of primary importance to...

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GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES

The mission to assist local Churches was entrusted to our Commission by Pope Francis. Our Holy Father established the PCPM as "an advisory body" tasked with...

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EDUCATION AND FORMATION

EDUCATION AND FORMATION

An important part of the Commission’s work is to explore the best ways to provide Education and Formation in safeguarding minors and vulnerable adults. The PCPM has been...

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WHO WE ARE

HISTORY

HISTORY

The idea of a Commission of experts to act as an advisory body to the Holy Father for the protection of minors and vulnerable adults was first proposed  by...

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MEMBERS

MEMBERS

"I rely on the members of this Commission for the effective protection of minors and vulnerable adults, regardless of religion they profess, because they are the...

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OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION

“The Commission’s specific task is to propose to me the most opportune initiatives for protecting minors and vulnerable adults, in order that we may do everything...

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PCPM RESOURCES

PCPM GUIDELINES TEMPLATE

PCPM GUIDELINES TEMPLATE

Pope Francis, in his letter of 2 February 2015 to the Presidents of Episcopal Conferences and Conferences of Major Superiors, wrote that the Pontifical Commission for...

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THE CHURCH AND SAFEGUARDING

THE CHURCH AND SAFEGUARDING

Safeguarding Efforts from 2001 - present     On 30 April 2001, St. Pope John Paul II issued the motu proprio Sacramentorum sanctitatis tutela to...

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DAY OF PRAYER

DAY OF PRAYER

From the beginning of the Commission’s work, the spiritual and pastoral care of all those who have been victims of sexual abuse, together with their families and their...

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