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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:33 AM

Catholic archbishop in Brazil bans priests from being alone with children


Decree follows court order forcing archdiocese to pay almost £2.5m in compensation over sexual exploitation of minors

Tom Embury-Dennis @tomemburyd
1 day ago

A Brazilian Catholic archbishop has banned priests in his district from being alone with children.

Manoel Delson, archbishop of the northeastern state of Paraiba, signed the decree on Wednesday following a court order forcing the archdiocese to pay almost £2.5m in compensation over the sexual exploitation of minors.

Mr Delson’s decree prohibits priests from being in the company of children and vulnerable adults unaccompanied by their parents or guardians.

It also states they are not allowed to offer parish accommodation to minors, while “spiritual care” must be done in confessionals or locations that “ensure safety and visibility”, according to Brazilian newspaper Globo.

More:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/brazil-archbishop-bans-priests-children-manoel-delson-paraiba-state-catholic-church-a8771531.html

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Judi Lynn Feb 11 OP
OnDoutside Feb 11 #1

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:46 AM

1. Crazy that they are reinventing the wheel. Don't they talk to colleagues in other

countries like Ireland, where they've gone through the process of developing protocols for quite a while now.

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