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Candidates, including 10 Africans who graduated at the Pontifical Gregorian University on February 14, 2020 after a five-month training in Child Protection. / Centre for Child Protection (CCP), Pontifical Gregorian University

African Clergy, Religious, Laity Complete Child Protection Training at a Rome University

As a response to the challenge of sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults that has affected the Church globally, 10 Africans, among them four priests, four nuns, and two lay people were among the 25 candidates who completed a five-month training in child protection at the Rome-based Pontifical Gregorian University and graduated with a diploma Friday, February 14.

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

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.