Restoring Trust:
Response to Clergy Sexual Abuse

Charter for the Protection
of Children and Young People


Essential Norms for Diocesan/Eparchial Policies
Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests or Deacons

Office of Child and Youth Protection

Charter Backgrounders

Report on Implementation of the Charter
for Protection of Children and Youth


Recent Events

Implementation of Charter and Norms:

Annual Meeting, June 13-15, 2002

Responding to Allegations

American Cardinals Called to the Vatican, April 22-25, 2002:

Background/History of Church Policy:

On Child Sexual Abuse:






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