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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Archdiocese of Cincinnati has issued a revised version of its Decree on Child Protection, effective
July 1. T
he Decree sets forth protective
policies, procedures, and recommendations that apply to all Archdiocesan parishes,
schools, agencies, and institutions.
The original Decree
on Child Abuse was promulgated by Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk
in March, 1993. It was revised as the Decree on Child Protection in 1998 and
was updated again in 2003 and 2008 in line with Archdiocese policy that the Decree be updated every five years in
the light of experience.
Four meetings will be held throughout the Archdiocese in
July to introduce parish and school staff members and others to the revised Decree.
"All the members of our local Church are called to be vigilant
that this Decree is fully
implemented," said the Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of
"Over the past several years, I have personally witnessed
the hurt and anger that is involved in child abuse. To victims and their
families I extend my sincere apology and ask forgiveness on behalf of the
Archdiocese for the harm inflicted by any agents of the Archdiocese."
Archbishop Schnurr urges anyone who was abused as a child
by a priest or any other representative of the Archdiocese, or knows someone
who was, to report the abuse immediately to the secular legal authorities and
to the Coordinator of Ministry to Survivors of Abuse, Ms. Sandy Kaiser, at
(513) 263-6623 or 1 (800) 686-2724 ext. 6623.
The 2013 changes to the Decree
were not as extensive as in some previous years. They include:
The addition of
definitions for the terms "child pornography" and "civil authorities" in the
glossary at the beginning of the Decree.
A new definition of
the term "regular volunteer" because the old one was often misunderstood or unclear.
A new title, Coordinator
of Ministry to Survivors of Abuse, has replaced the term Victims Assistance
Coordinator to more accurately describe the position.
The long-held policy
of requiring at least two adults to be present with children participating in a
Church-sponsored activity was refined to be more specific.
The policy regarding
the transportation of children was also made more specific.