Children call for an end to child abuse in a protest in Manila. Catholic bishops in the Philippines are creating an office to address cases of clergy sex abuse against minors and vulnerable people. (Photo: Jay Directo/AFP)
The Catholic bishops of the Philippines are creating an office that aims to ensure the safety of minors and vulnerable people.The Office on the Protection of Minors will help dioceses to address cases of clergy sex abuse by providing canon law experts and other professionals.A bishop, to be elected during a meeting of prelates this week, will head the office, said Father Marvin Mejia, secretary-general of the bishops' conference.
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