Public Lecture by Fr. Hans Zollner, SJ


Safeguarding in the Catholic Church. A Global Perspective

7 pm, January 30, 2020 Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral 830 North Franklin Street Philadelphia, PA

A public lecture by

Fr. Hans Zollner, SJ

President of the Centre for Child Protection, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy


9:30 am Introduction, silent personal prayer and small group sharing (3 persons) (Cathedral)
9:45 am Presentation(Cathedral): “Best Practice or Next Practice? Global Developments in Safeguarding”
10:45 am Coffee break (Cathedral)
11:05 am Questions and answers (Cathedral)
12:00 pm Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in the Byzantine rite. All Catholic priests are invited to concelebrate. (Please bring your own white/gold vestments.) (Cathedral)
1:15 pm Lunch (Cathedral parish hall)
2:00 pm Presentation: “Spiritual and Theological Lessons in the face of the Abuse Crisis” (Cathedral parish hall)
2:50 pm Work in groups (6–8 persons) on question: “What would you like to work on concretely in your context over the next 12 months?” (Cathedral parish hall)
3:20 pm Reports of Small groups (Cathedral parish hall)
3:45 pm Closing (Cathedral parish hall)
After the seminar there will be an opportunity to speak with Father Zollner informally until 4:30 pm.
7:00 pm Evening public lecture title: “Safeguarding in the Catholic Church. A global perspective” (Cathedral)
8:00 pm Questions and answers (Cathedral)
8:30 pm Healing Service of Anoitment (Cathedral)

Participation in the Seminar is for clergy, seminarians, eparchial/diocesan staff, and parish representatives.
Advanced registration is required. Participation limited to 200 persons. Please register by Tuesday 5 pm January 28, 2020 at Please provide your name, eparchy/diocese, seminary/parish, and ecclesiastical position/responsibility. The registration fee of $15.00 includes lunch and will be payble at the door.


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