Vatican City. The Meeting on “The Protection of Minors in the Church” that started on 21 February concluded with Pope Francis’ Address at the end of the Eucharistic celebration on Sunday, 24 February 2019.
“The best results and the most effective resolution that we can offer to the victims, to the People of Holy Mother Church and to the entire world”, he said, “are the commitment to personal and collective conversion, the humility of learning, listening, assisting and protecting the most vulnerable.”
He concluded with a “heartfelt appeal for an all-out battle against the abuse of minors both sexually and in other areas, on the part of all authorities and individuals, for we are dealing with abominable crimes that must be erased from the face of the earth: this is demanded by all the many victims hidden in families and in the various settings of our societies”.
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