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Pope Francis Establishes New Rules for the Whole Church To Strengthen Protections for Children and Vulnerable Persons

Pope Francis has issued a document known as a Motu Proprio called Vos estis lux mundi (You are the Light of the World) that establishes new procedures for reporting abuse and violence and ensures that Bishops and Religious Superiors are held accountable for their actions. (Related article from the Vatican) This is an opportunity to build […]

Q & A Resource from the USCCB June Meeting

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gathered for the 2019 Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, June 11-14. During the assembly, the bishops discussed and voted on bishop accountability measures to respond to the abuse crisis and also heard reports from the National Advisory Council and an annual progress report by the National Review […]

Pope Francis Establishes New Rules for the Whole Church To Strengthen Protections for Children and Vulnerable Persons

Pope Francis has issued a document known as a Motu Proprio called Vos estis lux  Mundi (You are the Light of the World) that establishes new procedures for reporting abuse and violence and ensures that Bishops and Religious Superiors are held accountable for their actions. (Related article from the Vatican) This is an opportunity to build upon the […]

Pope Francis Establishes New Rules for the Whole Church To Strengthen Protections for Children and Vulnerable Persons

Pope Francis has issued a document known as a Motu Proprio called Vos estis lux mundi (You are the Light of the World) that establishes new procedures for reporting abuse and violence and ensures that Bishops and Religious Superiors are held accountable for their actions. (Related article from the Vatican) This is an opportunity to build […]

Policy for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

(Revised and Approved February 2018) INTRODUCTION The Diocese of St. Petersburg is committed to the well-being of those served by the Church. The People of God have a right to be able to trust those who minister to them in God’s name. The violation of this trust through Sexual Abuse by any Church Personnel is a […]

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Diocese of St. Petersburg Office of Safe Environment  Diocese of St. Petersburg Policy for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults How to File an Abuse Complaint Diocesan Review Board List of Credibly Accused Diocese of St. Petersburg Priests Required Code of Conduct  2011 Summary of Abuse Incidences and Settlements Talking to Kids about the […]

Enforcement of Policies

Click here to view Diocese of St. Petersburg Policy for the Protection of Children and Vulneable Adults. To ensure that diocesan policies are followed, the Diocese of St. Petersburg volunteers to participate in an independent audit each year. To read our audit compliance letters, click here. On April 15, 1992, the Diocese of St. Petersburg […]

SEP Training

The Diocese of St. Petersburg Policy for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults requires Safe Environment Program (SEP) Training for all adults who wish to have unsupervised access to and or the care, responsibility, and or supervision of children and youth and vulnerable adults.  All employees are required to take this child safety/vulnerable adult training as a […]

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Letter to the People – May 2011

Letter to the People of the Diocese of St. Petersburg May 28, 2011 Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Risen Lord: In May 2006, I issued a letter  to the people of the Diocese of St. Petersburg regarding what we were going to do to protect children and vulnerable adults. Given the stories that have […]

Fingerprint-Based Background Screening

The Diocese of St. Petersburg is now a Participant in the Applicant Fingerprinting Retention Notification Program (AFRNP) for employees only. Given the opportunity to upgrade the diocese’s background screening capability, Bishop Emeritus Lynch decided to have the diocese participate in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Applicant Fingerprinting Retention Notification Program.  The AFRNP alerts the diocese immediately when an […]