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Archbishop of Boston and President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Welcoming and educating in safe environments

05 November 2021
In a letter sent to an Italian conference on safeguarding minors on Thursday, 4 November, Pope Francis referred to sexual abuse as “a culture of death” that can only be eradicated by systematic action from an alliance of parties. The seminar was co-financed by the European Union and was aimed at Italian religious organizations to help them integrate a policy of protection of minors as the first tool of prevention against all forms of abuse, and to offer training for recognizing, reporting, and preventing abuse. Included among the speakers was Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston and President and Member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. The following are excerpts from the Cardinal’s address. I am honored to speak with you today at the concluding Seminar of the European Project “SAFE — Educating and ...

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