News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
This month our main feature looks at the vital work of safeguarding in light of the Motu proprio ‘Vos estis lux mundi.’ ‘You are the light of the world…’ issued by Pope Francis following the Vatican Conference on ‘The Protection of Minors in the Church’ which took place in Rome from 21 to 24 February this year. The document, in which the Holy Father laid out new procedural rules to combat sexual abuse, will be enshrined in Church law and is part of an ongoing process to combat the evil of abuse. It opens with the words, ‘Our Lord Jesus Christ calls every believer to be a shining example of virtue, integrity and holiness’, a reminder of the calling of each of us as Christians.
The release of the document coincided with the meeting of the Bishops Conference of England and Wales which was held in Valladolid and which looked at safeguarding. The bishops heard from survivors and experts on the subject.
As we continue our Easter celebrations, keep the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, and look forward to Pentecost, let us pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Church.