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SIGNIS publishes safeguarding protocol

The protocols of the Safe Environment program of SIGNIS, World Catholic Association for Communication, governs the practices of employees, volunteers, and elected officials in fulfillment of the guidelines given by the Holy Father through the Holy See’s Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

“All of us,” Pope Francis states in his motu proprio Vos Estis Lux Mundi, “are called to give concrete witness of faith in Christ in our lives and, in particular, in our relationships with others … The crimes of sexual abuse offend Our Lord, cause physical, psychological and spiritual damage to the victims and harm the community of the faithful. In order that these phenomena, in all their forms, never happen again, a continuous and profound conversion of hearts is needed, attested by concrete and effective actions that involve everyone in the church, so that personal sanctity and moral commitment can contribute to promoting the full credibility of the Gospel message and the effectiveness of the church’s Mission.” +

The primary goal of these policies is to provide a safe environment for our children by preventing the opportunity for the abuse of minors. These protocols provide a framework for SIGNIS world officers and staff to cooperate with parents, civil authorities, educators and community organizations to make and maintain a safe environment for children and vulnerable persons.

This protocol, alongside a renewed code of conduct, has been signed by the SIGNIS Board and staff members. The individual regions are working on having their protocols. 

For any complaints, contact the Victims Assistant Coordinator, Stefan Eß, Email address: [email protected] 

Download the safeguarding protocol here.

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