Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
In keeping with my ongoing commitment to provide a safe environment for the vulnerable members of our society, I have authorized the various Safe Environment Program training modules, listed in the attached document. These modules provide training for anyone entrusted with the care, responsibility, and/or supervision of children, youth, and or vulnerable adults.
I deem this program to be in accord with Catholic moral teaching. Its effective use helps to provide a safe environment where children, youth, and vulnerable adults can feel secure in their surroundings, allowing them to grow in their love of Christ and to experience healthy human relationships.
With assurance of my continued commitment to the safety of all children, youth and vulnerable adults of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, I am
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch
Bishop of St. Petersburg