Wellbeing and Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons
The drafting of the new Guidelines comes after a heartfelt invitation, addressed to all members of the Focolare Movement, to make an active commitment to the protection of minors, in a letter from the President of the Focolare Movement Maria Voce and Co-President Jesus Moran, issued in March 2019.
In order to fulfil their commitment, the Focolare Movement has also formed a Permanent International Commission and national commissions, made up of professionals in a range of fields (lawyers, psychologists, educators, developmental experts, pediatricians…), to whom reports of abuse can be sent.
- Custodire l’infanzia: https://www.cittanuova.it/libri/9788831175463/custodire-linfanzia/
- Custodiar la infancia: https://libros.ciudadnueva.com.ar/producto/custodiar-la-infancia/
- Proteger a Infância: https://www.cidadenova.org.br/livraria/produtos/2222-proteger_a_infancia
Independent Inquiry in France:
The Focolare Movement published on 30 March 2022 the results of an Independent Inquiry into cases of abuse by a former consecrated member in France.