Rome Newsroom, Apr 27, 2021 / 06:00 am
The Center for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University will be transformed from a diploma program to an institute of anthropology, with its own faculty, and offering licentiates and doctorates.
Fr. Nuno da Silva Gonçalves S.J., the rector of the university, said in a statement that the statutes of the new Institute of Anthropology: Interdisciplinary Studies on Human Dignity and Care (IADC) were approved by the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education last month.
The Center for Child Protection (CCP) was started in 2012 to provide internet-based training to Catholics anywhere in the world on the protection of children from sexual abuse.
In spring 2016, the center began offering a one semester-long diploma course of 30 credits in the protection of minors through the Institute of Psychology at the Gregorian University in Rome.