Protection of Minors (Philippines)

Guidelines and Protocols for the Protection of Minors and Other Vulnerable Persons

Since 2013, the Regional Vicars of the different circumscriptions of the Prelature of Opus Dei have given Norms for the investigation of accusations of sexual abuse of minors attributed to faithful of the Prelature, in conformity to the orientations of the Congregations for the Doctrine of the Faith, contained in the Letter of 3 May 2011, the indications of the different episcopal conferences and the laws of each State.

The Roman Pontiff Francis promulgated the Motu Proprio On the Protection of Minors and Other Vulnerable Persons, dated 26 March 2019 (with the corresponding Law for the Vatican State, number CCXVII, On the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons(Vatican City, 26.III.2019) and the Guidelines for the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons for the Vicariate of the Vatican City, dated 26 March 2019 and the Motu proprio Vos estis lux mundi,dated 7 May 2019, with the aim of strengthening further the institutional and normative framework of the Church to prevent and combat the abuses against minors and vulnerable persons.

Read the text here: Guidelines for the Protection of Minors and Other Vulnerable Persons.pdf

Following the above Guidelines, as well as the directives of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and the laws of the Republic of the Philippines, the Prelature of Opus Dei in the Philippines has adopted measures to insure the protection of minors in all its activities.

Read the text here: Protocol for Investigation of Abuse of Minors.pdf

To report an instance of abuse of a minor by personnel of the Prelature, please contact the Child Protection Coordinator at +63 917 518 2333.