Child protection

Pope Francis meets with the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors in an audience May 5, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Invites Child Protection Group to have "a spirituality of reparation"

May 5, 2023

Pope Francis invited the Vatican’s child protection commission to have “a spirituality of reparation” toward victims of clergy sexual abuse and to examine where the Church has committed “sins of omission” in this area.

AMECEA Secretary General, Fr. Anthony Makunde (seated middle) with Child Protection Officers drawn from various member conferences of Bishops within AMECEA region. They met in Nakuru, Kenya from March 3, 2020. / Sr. Jecinter Okoth/ AMECEA

AMECEA Child Protection Officers Committed to Stopping “children from shedding tears”

Mar 5, 2020

A year after the inaugural global summit on the Protection of Minors in the Church that saw the Holy Father instruct Bishops’ conferences across the globe to review and strengthen child protection guidelines, the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has been having a three-day meeting aimed at assessing the progress and impact of the policies in the various member countries.

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.