“The effective protection of minors and a commitment to ensure their human and spiritual development, in keeping with the dignity of the human person, are integral parts of the Gospel message that the Church and all members of the faithful are called to spread throughout the world.”


“(...) after having received the counsel of many cardinals and members of the college of bishops, together with other collaborators and experts in these matters, I decided to continue the work begun by my Predecessors by establishing a permanent Commission attached to the Holy See.  The aim of the Commission is to promote the protection of the dignity of minors and vulnerable adults (...)”

- Pope Francis, Chirograph, 22 March 2014