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At the turn of the millennium, the crisis of sexual abuse changed the societal landscape, first disclosed in the western and English-speaking world and found to be problematic everywhere. A growing awareness of its epic proportions – from the recognition in the 1970s of the prevalence and lasting harm of incest to the uncovering of sexual abuse by clergy to the #metoo movement’s spotlight on abuse in various sectors – has called attention to the suffering of victims. Although sexual abuse is not exclusively an internal matter of the Church, this book limits its scope to the abuse that happened to children and young people within context of the Catholic Church. The Church has to respond to the many questions raised by this terrible reality; its leaders and all faithful have to put victims first and proactively engage in safeguarding minors in the present and the future. This is the first publication in the CCP’s book series.


Papst Franziskus

Address at the Meeting with Victims of Sexual Abuse in Philadelphia, USA (27 September 2015)
Motu Proprio Come una madre amorevole (As a Loving Mother, 4 Juni 2016)
Schreiben an die Chilenischen Bischöfe (8 April 2018)
Carta del Santo Padre Francisco al Pueblo de Dios que peregrina en Chile (31 Mai 2018)
Schreiben an das Volk Gottes (20 August 2018)
Schreiben an die Amerikanischen Bischöfe (1 Januar 2019)
Treffen „Der Schutz von Minderjährigen in der Kirche“: Ansprache (21 Februar 2019)
Treffen „Der Schutz von Minderjährigen in der Kirche“: Intervention after hearing the report by Dr. Linda Ghisoni (22 Februar 2019)
Treffen „Der Schutz von Minderjährigen in der Kirche“: Ansprache am ende der Eucharistischen Konzelebration (24 Februar 2019)
Apostolisches Schreiben in Form eines Motu Proprio „Vos estis lux mundi“ (9 Mai 2019)

Papst Benedikt XVI

Hirtenbrief an die Katholiken in Irland (2010)

Papst Johannes Paul II

Apostolisches Schreiben Motu Proprio Sacramentorum Sanctitatis Tutela (2001)