Pope Names Second Abuse Survivor, Global Experts to Protection Panel

Pope Francis waves as he leaves his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Dec. 17. (CNS/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis expanded his papal commission on child protection to include a second survivor of abuse and more experts from around the world.

The Commission for the Protection of Minors, which Pope Francis established one year ago, adds four more women and four men from five continents to the now-17-member body.

Read the full story by Carol Glatz at Catholic News Service: Click Here

World Day of Peace January 1st

It is incredibly heartening to get news of Pope Francis’ shining a light on the issue of human trafficking. He beautifully calls each of us to be vigilant, intentional, and active in uprooting modern day slavery.

I urgently appeal to all men and women of good will, and all those near or far, including the highest levels of civil institutions, who witness the scourge of contemporary slavery, not to become accomplices to this evil, not to turn away from the sufferings of our brothers and sisters, our fellow human beings, who are deprived of their freedom and dignity[…]

For an excellent synopsis read Joshua J. McElwee’s Dec. 10, 2014 NCR Article:
In World Day of Peace message, Francis urges ‘not to become accomplices’ to human trafficking.