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Rev. Hans Zollner, S.J.: Justice and Care

Reflections around Clergy Abuse and Safeguarding in the Church

March 31, 2022

Rev. Hans Zollner, S.J.

Twenty years ago, the Boston Globe Spotlight team first published revelations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, which became a nationwide scandal, then a global crisis, for the Roman Catholic Church. Unresolved questions around justice and care for all involved continue to undermine the Church's credibility. Rev. Hans Zollner, S.J., one of the leading figures in Rome working to address this issue worldwide, discusses what the Church has done and what still needs to be done.

Fr. Zollner, a German Jesuit, is founder and president of the The Centre for Child Protection (now called the Institute of Anthropology Interdisciplinary Studies on Human Dignity and Care) at the Pontifical Gregorian University, a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, and an advisor of the Congregation for Clergy. He is a psychologist and licensed psychotherapist, particularly interested in human formation in the training of seminarians and religious worldwide.

One of the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity, with additional support from the Rehm Family Fund.