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Vatican to host 2012 conference on sexual abuse

June 15, 2011

The Vatican is planning a major international conference on sex-abuse policy, designed to help “bishops and religious superiors adequately respond to requests to bishops’ conferences made by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to prepare effective directives and pastoral plans on the theme of sexual abuse.”

The conference, to be held at the Gregorian University in Rome next February, will include presentations from experts in a variety of related fields, including psychology, theology, law, and canon law. Among the goals of the meeting is the establishment of a center that will promote “best practices” for handling the problem.


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