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Abuse survivor joins protection body

27 March 2014 | by Elena Curti | Comments: 0

Rome

FIVE LAYPEOPLE, four of them women, have been named by Pope Francis to the new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.The eight members include Marie Collins, an Irish survivor of clerical abuse who has campaigned vigorously on behalf of fellow victims. Another member is Baroness (Sheila) Hollins, a British psychiatrist and life peer who with Ms Collins took part in a groundbreaking symposium at the Gregorian University in Rome on child sexual abuse in 2012. Poland’s former Prime Minister and Ambassador to the Holy See, Hanna Suchocka, and French child psychologist, Dr Catherine Bonnet, are the other two women on the commission. The fifth lay member is Claudio Papale, an Italian civil and canon lawyer who works at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).Ms C ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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