“Abuse is an act of betrayal, condemning those who suffer it ... prevention must be a permanent process of renewing our commitment to life and the future, on which minors must be able to depend.”
With these words to the delegates of the “Project SAFE” conference on the protection of children, Pope Francis restated his call to prioritize the protection of minors in the ministries of the Church. For almost a decade, the Holy Father has invited all of us to conversion, especially with regard to how we protect future generations from abuse.
Dioceses around the world were invited to fix a date for a special day of prayer.
• In Italy and several other EU countries, on 18 November.
• In Ireland, and in some countries of Africa, it occurs on the first Friday of Lent.
• In Japan, it is on the second Friday of Lent.
• In Belgium, in April.
• In the USA, in June.
Other dates are found on www.tutelaminorum.org.
Various prayer resources are on line, for example here.