Vatican City, Jun 22, 2021 / 07:00 am
Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Andrew Small to be the secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
“I look forward to doing my part to help rebuild trust in a Church whose mission is to protect, support and love any and all, but especially those wounded by the Church’s ministers,” Small said in a statement posted to the commission’s website June 22.
“The Lord will accompany us in the healing that lies ahead as we continue on this most important path of safeguarding.”
Small, originally from Liverpool, England, replaces Msgr. Robert Oliver of the Archdiocese of Boston, who had served as the commission’s secretary since its founding eight years ago.