S+L logo

The Declaration of Rome - From a Young Girl to The Pope - Perspectives Daily

October 12, 2017
We begin this evening in Rome, where the Pope addressed the pilgrims gathered at St. Peter’s Square, for his weekly general audience where He invited all Catholics to make a special effort to pray the rosary during the month of October as a way of commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. This report now from CNS.
The Declaration of Rome was the final document produced by participants at the ‘Child Dignity in the Digital World’, world congress that ended last week. This first-of-its-kind document is a comprehensive list of recommendations and action items what will be the starting point for a unified, global attack against online child sex abuse and exploitation to be implemented by governments, industry, church and law-enforcement agencies alike.
It was befitting that a young girl, presented this document to the Pope last week, on behalf of millions of young people around the world who are at risk of online sexual and other forms of abuse on the internet. “Using your own words", she said to the Pope, "we believe that A society can be judged by the way it treats its children.” I bring you now, that encounter.
That is all we have time for today. Join us again tomorrow when we bring you more of the latest news and stories through the Perspectives of a catholic lens.
Related posts
The Pope proclaimed 35 new saints, including the "Martyrs of Natal," a group of 30 priests, laymen, women and children who were killed in 1645 during a wave of anti-Catholic persecution in Brazil. Als ...read more
The catechism needs to be more explicit against capital punishment. The Pope insists that capital punishment is inadmissible under any circumstance. ...read more
Microsoft has been in the fight against online Child abuse for decades. Jacqueline Beauchere, the Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft shares some of policies and technologies they’ve developed, ...read more
Peter MacKay, Canada’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs under the Harper government is in Rome attending the conference and talks to us about why he's there, what he brings & what he hopes to take ...read more