24 Aug Father General’s letter to the whole society and companions in mission

Father General repeats the call of Pope Francis to the entire People of God “to share the suffering of many minors and vulnerable persons who are victims of sexual abuse and the abuse of power and conscience by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons.”

Father General understands the Holy Father’s call as confirmation for the Society of GC 36’s mandate and urges us “to continue working, at all levels of the Society, to promote a consistent culture of protection and safety for minors and for adults in situations of vulnerability.”

Further, Father General calls on the whole Society and our partners in mission to join with the Church in responding to the Holy Father: “For our part, let us do everything possible to collaborate in healing this situation in the Church … I ask Major Superiors, Community Superiors and Directors of Apostolic Works to promote initiatives that bring about, in the diversity of situations and contexts in which we live, this prayerful and penitential way to open the doors of our hearts and our apostolic commitments to creative ways to promote, in all of its complex dimensions, a culture of protection of minors and vulnerable persons…”