Vatican City, Oct 27, 2018 / 15:37 pm
The prevention of sex abuse and abuse in all its forms is a topic of the 2018 Synod of Bishops' final document, which says the right formation of educators and youth is a key first step.
"The Synod reaffirms the firm commitment to the adoption of rigorous prevention measures," states the final synod document, released in Italian Oct. 27.
Several bishops spoke out about sexual abuse during the nearly month-long meeting focused on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment.
More than 200 of the 249 bishops who voted Oct. 27 elected to include the paragraphs addressing abuse in the synod's final document.