giovedì 18 agosto 2022

Colombia bishops approve new safeguarding guidelines

(Inés San Martín, Crux)
During their general assembly, Colombia’s bishops approved a new set of guidelines for the protection of minors. One of the lay experts behind the text, Ilva Hoyos, said it is a recognition by the bishops that they need a new perspective, “centered not in discipline but culture of care.” “The adoption of the new guidelines is another step forward in the path of abuse prevention,” said Hoyos, the former Colombian attorney general for children, adolescents and family. “In the culture of care, everyone is responsible. In our condition as people of God, we must act charitably and in synodality.” Hoyos is the head of the bishops’ working group for the protection of minors and coordinated the writing of the 22-page guidelines (...)