Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"Bombay Archdiocese to Implement Gender Policy" Leading the Roman Catholic Church on Preventing Sexual Harassment

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/bombay-archdiocese-to-implement-gender-policy/

"The Archdiocese of Bombay is set to become the first in the country to adopt a clear policy on preventing and redressing sexual harassment of women in the Church.
The gender policy of the Catholic Church in India, will also include activities to ensure gender equality in health, education and social development sectors and to increase the role of women. This is a first-of-its-kind policy in the universal Catholic Church.
“We are fine-tuning the policy for the Archdiocese and will soon implement it. Meanwhile, cases of individual misdemeanour or misconduct by priests or nuns are looked into by the Women’s Commission and those found guilty are already being punished under Canonical Law,” said Fr Nigel Barrett, spokesperson for the Bombay Archdiocese..."

Bridget Mary's Response:
This should be the policy of the universal Church. Now this is a place where Pope Francis can take immediate action for justice for women! Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP, www.arcwp.org

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