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§ 1. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is an autonomous institution attached to the Holy See, with public juridic personality (Wetboek
Codex Iuris Canonici
Codex van het Canonieke recht
(25 januari 1983)
). The Commission is an advisory body at the service of the Holy Father.

§ 2. The protection of minors is of paramount importance. The purpose of the Commission is to propose initiatives to the Roman Pontiff, according to the procedures and determinations specified in these Statutes, for the purposes of promoting local responsibility in the particular Churches for the protection of all minors and vulnerable adults.

§ 3. Proposals submitted to the Holy Father by the Commission must be approved by a majority of two-thirds of the Members.

§ 4. In developing the proposals referred to in § 2, when the matter concerns the competence of other ecclesial bodies, the President of the Commission, assisted by the Secretary, shall consult promptly the offices responsible for the protection of minors in local churches, episcopal conferences, conferences of superiors of institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life, as well as the dicastery of the Roman Curia competent in the matter. This consultation will be shared in a transparent manner with the Commission Members.

§ 5. The Commission may require an account of the effectiveness of work carried out by the competent bodies mentioned in § 4.

§ 6. The legal seat of the Commission is in the Vatican City State.


Oprichting van de Pauselijke Commissie voor de bescherming van minderjarigen
Soort: Paus Franciscus - Chirograaf
Auteur: Paus Franciscus
Datum: 22 maart 2014
Copyrights: © 2014, Libreria Editrice Vaticana
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Bewerkt: 7 november 2019


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