The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis today open a conference for survivors of clerical sexual abuse, with the aim of bringing healing and “restorative justice” to survivors.
The archdiocese, in conjunction with the Office of the Ramsey County Attorney, today opens the first annual Restorative Justice and Reconciliation Conference.
The conference also involve presentations from key figures in the archdiocese, including Archbishop Bernard Hebda, alongside the Minnesota director of the Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests, who will discuss how the Church has responded to cases of sexual abuse in the past five years
Furthermore, there is set to be a 5-person panel of the survivors of sexual abuse, who will take questions from the audience. the aim of the conference is targeted towards bringing healing and “restorative justice” to survivors.