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Preventive Measures Against the Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults in Pastoral Ministry Today

Nchumbonga George Lekelefac


The current context regarding the efficient protection of minors and the attentiveness to ensure their human and spiritual development, in line with the dignity of the human person, are indispensable parts of the Gospel message. The Church and all her members are called to it. The need for an awareness of preventive measures against the sexual abuse of minors and of the vulnerable in pastoral ministry is of absolute
importance. This article seeks to raise such an awareness of this crucial topic among the clergy, religious, and lay faithful who are directly or indirectly involved in pastoral ministry in the various dioceses in Asia in particular and other continents in general.

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