On this page, you will find information about the Catholic Church's message on safeguarding. 

Vos Estis Lux Mundi is an Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio by the Supreme Pontiff Francis on 7th May 2019. The Australian Bishops' Conference has provided a Vos Estis Lux Mundi Fact Sheet.

Vos Estis Lux Mundi Fact Sheet

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has produced a Glossary of Terms often used in the Catholic Church.

Ecclesial Terms

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published on July 16th 2020, a Vademecum on the procedure for treating cases of sexual abuse of minors committed by clergy. You can read and download a summary of the Vademecum v. 1.0 below.

Vademecum v. 1.0

Below you can also read and download a summary of Church documents relating to safeguarding.

Summary of documents