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Commission for the protection
of minors is complete

As anticipated, Pope Francis has appointed new members to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, chosen from various parts of the world, so as to allow a broad representation of different situations and cultures. The Holy See Press Office announced this on Wednesday in a press release which indicated the complete composition of the Commission as follows: 

— Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, ofm Cap., President;

— Msgr Robert Oliver (United States), Secretary;

— Rev. Luis Manuel Ali Herrera (Colombia);

— Dr Catherine Bonnet (France);

— Marie Collins (Ireland);

— Dr Gabriel Dy-Liacco (Philippines);

— Baroness, Prof. Sheila Hollins (England);

— Bill Kilgallon (New Zealand);

— Sr Kayula Gertrude Lesa, rsc (Zambia);

— Sr Hermenegild Makoro, cps (South Africa);

— Kathleen McCormack, am (Australia);

— Dr Claudio Papale (Italy);

— Peter Saunders (England);

— Hon. Hanna Suchocka (Poland);

— Dr Krysten Winter-Green (United States);

— Rev. Dr. Humberto Miguel Yáñez, sj (Argentina);

— Rev. Dr. Hans Zollner, sj (Germany).

The next plenary session of the Commission will take place in the Vatican from 6–8 February 2015, as previously announced.




St. Peter’s Square

Feb. 21, 2020