The Catholic Church presented on Thursday (09/02) a digital education project designed to help clergy around the world to eradicate pedophilia and protect minors from potential abuse, according to the news agency. Reuters.
At the end of a four-day conference on the topic in Rome, Father Franois-Xavier Dumortier reported that the 1.2 million euro (US $ 1.6 million) project will provide advice in several languages (German, English, French, Spanish and Italian) and access to research on what pedophilia and how to react to it.
The “Center for Child Protection” created on the internet will have the collaboration of universities and medical institutions to develop what the Church hopes will be a permanent response to the problems of sexual abuse.
The message from the Vatican representatives who participated in the symposium is that local church officials should cooperate with civil authorities in cases of suspected pedophilia, in compliance with the laws of each place.