Catholic symposium opens in Rome to combat sex abuse by clergy

Catholic symposium opens in Rome to combat sex abuse by clergy
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 9:01am

A four-day symposium has opened in Rome with the goal of preventing sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy. The seminar is taking place at the Jesuit Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

Topics on the agenda include how the Catholic Church can become more aware of the abuse problem, how the church can commit to listening to victims and how to prevent future abuse cases. Religious leaders and abuse victims say the gathering is extremely important to combat the abuse issue. The Catholic Church plans to unveil plans for a new E-learning Center to help protect children and other abuse victims.

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