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Pope Francis appoints the Hon Neville Owen to child protection council Pope Francis appoints the Hon Neville Owen to child protection council

Pope Francis appoints the Hon Neville Owen to child protection council

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Media and Communications Office
 
As of this week, Australia’s the Hon Neville Owen is one of the most important people in the church in the area of child safety. Last Saturday, Pope Francis appointed eight new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Among them was the Hon. Justice Neville Owen, Australian chair of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council.

Wealth of culture and experience inform Catholic Religious Education summit

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Australian Catholic University  
 
Malta’s cultural and religious richness was the stage for the recent inaugural International Conference of Catholic Religious Education.

Associate Professor Michael Buchanan (Australian Catholic University, ACU) and Associate Professor Adrian Mario Gellel (University of Malta) brought together more than 100 scholars and teachers from around the globe for the convocation.

Pope reassures foster kids, says life events can make adults ‘fragile’

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service  - 

CNS photo/Mohammed Badra, EPA

 
When people are unable to love or accept a child with problems or illness, many times it's because they are too weak themselves to be able to bear someone else's vulnerabilities, Pope Francis told a group of children and young people who are wards of the state.
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