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Pope welcomes Italy’s National Day of Prayer for abuse victims

Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 11/17/21

Calls on everyone with any type of educational responsibility to protect and respect.

At the end of the general audience on November 17, Pope Francis mentioned that tomorrow, Italy will mark its first National Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse.

This initiative is being promoted by the Italian bishops’ conference.

“I hope that this initiative may be an opportunity for reflection, awareness and prayer to support the human and spiritual recovery of victims,” the Pope said.

He added:

It is the overriding duty of all those who have any educational responsibility in the family, in the parish, in schools, in recreational and sporting places, to protect and respect the adolescents and young people entrusted to their care, because it is precisely in these places that most abuse occurs.

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