The Catholic Bishops of England & Wales have made this statement in response to recommendations in both the IICSA Report and an Independent Review of Safeguarding Structures and Arrangements in the Catholic Church in England & Wales.
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In safeguarding training at a meeting at Valladolid, victims of abuse have helped the Bishops to learn to listen more deeply to people who have been hurt.
In his letter to parishes, Bishop Alan Williams emphasises his commitment to ensure that children and vulnerable adults are safe in the Church of Christ and encourages survivors of abuse to come forward.
At their Ad Limina meeting in Rome, the Catholic Bishops of England & Wales have expressed their sorrow for the recent abuse revelations and announced a review of safeguarding structures. Each bishop will also set aside time to meet survivors of clerical abuse in his diocese.