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Bishops in Tanzania Formulate Child Safeguarding Policies amid Increased Cases of Abuse

May 14, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania have formulated policies aimed at safeguarding children in the East African nation amid increased reported cases of child abuse.

Cardinal George Pell. / Alexey Gotovsky/CNA

Cardinal George Pell's Abuse Convictions Overturned by Australia's High Court

Apr 7, 2020

After an ordeal that began nearly four years ago, and more than 13 months of imprisonment, Cardinal George Pell is expected to be released from prison imminently, after his conviction for five alleged counts of sexual abuse was overturned unanimously Tuesday by Australia’s High Court.

Cover of policy document for the safeguarding of children launched and adopted by representatives of the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) / Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK)

Inter-Faith Leaders in Kenya Adopt Collective Child Safeguarding Policy

Nov 13, 2019

At a recent interfaith meeting that brought together representative from various Christians denominations, Muslims and Hindus in Kenya under their umbrella body, the Inter- Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK), a common child safeguarding policy document was officially launched, with the leaders adopting a collective manual toward enhancing the safety and protection of children.

Representatives from AMECEA Secretariat, ZCCB Secretariat, and clergy from the nine dioceses in Zambia during the Lusaka meeting on child safeguarding / AMECEA/George Thuku

Mandatory Sessions for Priests on Children Safety among Recommendations to Zambia Bishops

Oct 19, 2019

Against the backdrop of accusations of child abuse by clerics in a number of countries across the globe resulting in, among other declarations, an “all-out battle” against the abuse of minors by Pope Francis, the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has reached out to the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) in a recent meeting that concluded with recommendations, which if realized, the safety of children in the landlocked Southern Africa country will be guaranteed.