Participants from all over the world attended the December 2019 meeting, including local bishops, professors, officiants and Roman Curia staff. Together they discussed how to strike a balance between confidentiality, transparency and accountability - with regard to the victims of abuse in the Catholic Church, their relatives, the accused, but also the community in which the abuse took place. "The key to this," says Myriam Wijlens interview with "Vatican News", "is to protect and promote the dignity of every human being." Against this background, the seminar participants spoke in particular about the sacrament of reconciliation, the secrecy of confession and transparency and accountability in procedural matters.
The lectures were recently published in their original language in the journal Periodica 109 ((2020) pp. 401-676) of the Faculty of Canon Law of the Gregorian University in Rome.
An Italian/English translation can be found on the website: https://www.iuscangreg.it/seminario-tutela-minori.
The lectures were also published in Spanish: https://ceprome.com/producto/confidencialidad-transparencia-y-accountabilty