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Culture of safeguarding ‘embedded’ in New Norcia community

A safeguarding audit report published this week by Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd has found an embedded culture of safeguarding evident throughout the Benedictine community of New Norcia.

Safeguarding Vatican

Pope lifts statute of limitations to allow Rupnik prosecution

In response to a complaint from his own anti-abuse panel about “serious problems” in the handling of a case involving Slovenian priest Fr Marko Rupnik, Pope Francis has lifted the statute of limitations in Church law which had previously barred a canonical prosecution. Source: Crux.

Europe Safeguarding

Papal commission reaches out to victims of disgraced priest

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has reached out to known victims of Slovenian priest Fr Marko Rupnik, asking to meet with them. Source: OSV News.


Call for national summit to address child abuse and neglect

The Albanese Government is “dragging its heels” on the need for a national summit to address endemic levels of child abuse and neglect, says Australian Catholic University child protection expert Daryl Higgins. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

First Nations Safeguarding

Picturing the Church’s commitment to creating safe spaces

A new Indigenous artwork that tells the story of Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd and its commitment to creating safe spaces for everyone has been unveiled by ACSL.

Safeguarding Synod

Papal commission asks Synod to make safeguarding a bigger priority

The Synod on Synodality should dedicate substantial discussion to addressing sexual abuse in the Church and include the voices of survivors, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors said in a statement released yesterday. Source: NCR Online.

Abuse crisis Safeguarding

All of society must address child sexual abuse: Pope

The scourge of child sexual abuse must be addressed by society at large, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: Vatican News.

Safeguarding Western Australia

Archbishop Costelloe testifies before WA abuse inquiry

Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB testified yesterday before an inquiry into the options available to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in Western Australia who are seeking justice. Source: ABC News.


ACSL publishes safeguarding review for Carmelite Sisters Goonellabah

Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd has this week published a safeguarding review for the Order of Discalced Carmelite Nuns Goonellabah.