"The moral requirement to safeguard children is not new, the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has said. In his Tuesday, May 16 address at the convention of stakeholders of the Catholic Care for Children International (CCCI) in the region of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA) in Nairobi, Fr. Andrew Small also cautioned against the tendency to point fingers at others as perpetrators of child abuse.
'It was always wrong to abuse children; this is not a new moral requirement,' Fr. Small said.
He added, 'The Ministry of Service, Ministry of Safeguarding is a core mission to respect and protect the dignity of human persons and proclaim the truth of God's love for us.'"