Statement by Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, regarding the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.


In Light of the recent disclosures about the Church’s response to the sexual abuse of minors by priests, I have been asked by my brother priests gathered for the recent meeting of the Administrative Committee of the United States of Catholic Bishops to offer reassurances that this painful issue continues to receive our careful attention, that the protection of our children and young people is of highest priority, and that the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People that we adopted in 2002 remains strongly in place. Click here to read the entire statement in pdf format.