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CPCS Free Seminar Safeguarding expanded: The changes in Vos estis lux mundi Deepening the discussion






The Center for Safeguarding Minors and Vulnerable Persons ( CPCS) would like to invite you to our Online Seminar "Safeguarding expanded: The changes in Vos estis lux mundi. Deeping the discussion”.

September 28 & 29, 2023

To register, write us at cpcs@ustpaul.ca


Monsignor John Anthony Renken, P.H.,

holds a B.A. in Philosophy, a M.A. in Civil Law; a S.T.D. in Dogmatic Theology and a J.C.D. He was ordained a priest by Saint John Paul II on 24 June 1979 and has lectured widely. He is an expert on penal, matrimonial, and procedural law and is experienced in issues of psychological and structural abuse.

  • Thu. 9/28 | 9 PM-12 PM
    Innovation in “Vos estis” and legal consequences


Kevin Schembri 

studied Philosophy and Theology at the University of Malta and specialized in Canon Law and Jurisprudence at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He was awarded the Emerging Scholar Theological Book Prize of the European Society for Catholic Theology for 2017-2018. Schembri is a member of the Safeguarding Review Board of the Maltese Episcopal Conference, and ecclesiastical assistant to the Society of Christian Doctrine.

  • Thu. 9/28 | 12:45 PM-3 PM
    Innovation in “Vos estis” and practical consequences


Claudia Mariéle Wulf Dr. phil., Dr. theol. habil.,

is the director of the Centre for Safeguarding of Minors and Vulnerable Persons. Her research focusses on philosophical anthropology, moral subjects and epistemology in ethics and research. She writes on professional ethics; the recent focus lies on abuse and on all forms of vulnerability, on the outcomes of traumatic experiences and on the phenomenon of narcissism.

  • Fri. 9/29 | 8 AM-10:30 AM

    Innovation in “Vos estis” and best-practice-questions
  • Fri. 9/29 | 10:30 AM-11:15 AM
    What should be done regarding laws, practice & structures?


* The French equivalent to this seminar will follow in November. Participants from countries far beyond the EST time zone are invited to express their interest in a workshop for further discussion which will be adjusted to their possibilities


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