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Vatican spokesman discusses sex abuse conference

February 13, 2012

The director of the Holy See Press Office has devoted his weekly editorial to the recent international conference on clerical sexual abuse. The meeting, attended by representatives of 100 episcopal conferences, took place at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

“The conference was an intense, and spiritual, ecclesial experience,” said Father Federico Lombardi. “The reality of the family, of educational institutions and of the new world of the internet, the spread of child pornography, the formation of priests and educators, are all dimensions that need to be considered in a comprehensive approach to the issues that have been raised.”

“Continuing decisively in the way that has already been marked out, in collaboration with the competent authorities and people of good will in different countries around the world, the Catholic Church wants to make a fundamental contribution to one of the most important causes for the future of humanity: the protection of children and young people.”


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