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.
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