Fr. Hans Zollner

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Father Hans Zollner.

Celibacy is not a direct cause of sexual abuse, Jesuit expert says

Sep 29, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The psychologist said that “celibacy is not a direct cause of abuse; what can become a risk factor is a... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston.

Cardinal O’Malley ‘surprised, disappointed’ by abuse expert’s criticism of Vatican commission

Mar 30, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Sean O’Malley said Thursday he strongly disagrees with a critique of the Vatican’s safeguarding commission by Father Hans Zollner. Read more

Father Hans Zollner.

Abuse expert leaves Vatican commission for protection of minors, citing concerns

Mar 29, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Father Hans Zollner said in a statement March 29 that “structural and practical issues” within the commission had led him... Read more

Fr. Hans Zollner.

Safeguarding expert to lead Rome’s new anthropology institute

Jul 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

Fr. Hans Zollner S.J. will serve as director of the institute at the Pontifical Gregorian University. Read more

Fr. Hans Zollner, S.J.

Safeguarding expert: Guidelines are ‘in vain’ if not upheld by Church powers

Apr 30, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fr. Hans Zollner, S.J, explains why Rome’s Center for Child Protection is becoming an anthropology institute. Read more

Then-Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 2, 2015.

'We must be humble', Cardinal Cupich says as 'Vos estis' task force begins work

Mar 5, 2020

After being named to the Vatican’s task force for the protection of minors against sexual abuse, Cardinal Blase Cupich of... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich at a Vatican press conference ahead of the meeting of the heads of the world's bishops' conferences. Feb. 18, 2019.

Ahead of summit, Cupich discusses sex abuse, homosexuality, priestly formation

Feb 18, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Blase Cupich said Monday that this week’s Vatican sex abuse summit needs to be focused on the protection of... Read more

Fr. Hans Zollner.

February meeting on abuse to have 'synodal dimension,' child protection expert says

Nov 23, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The approach of Pope Francis’ meeting of bishops in February, on the topic of abuse prevention in the Church, will... Read more

Fr. Hans Zollner, SJ.

Pontifical university offers new youth protection degree program

Feb 10, 2018

By Elise Harris

Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University will begin offering a two-year licentiate course in protecting minors, a move Fr. Hans Zollner SJ,... Read more

Expert 'shocked' at lack of awareness about online abuse

Oct 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

At the close of a Rome conference on child protection online, a leading expert in the field said that while... Read more