Sunday, 19 September 2010
The Pope Meets Victims of Child Abuse
He was moved by what they had to say and expressed his deep sorrow and shame over what victims and their families had suffered. He prayed with them and assured them that the Catholic Church is continuing to implement effective measures designed to safeguard young people, and that it is doing all in its power to investigate allegations, to collaborate with civil authorities and to bring to justice clergy and religious accused of these egregious crimes.
It now falls to the Catholic Community in England and Wales to help the Pope keep good these promises. In Arundel & Brighton the Safeguarding Office works hard to this end.