The Holy Father has nominated Sr. Kayula Gertrude Lesa of the Religious Sisters of Charity (RSC) to sit on the Commission for the Protection of Minors.
Sr. Kayula, RSC, who once worked for Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection (JCTR), is one of new members chosen from various parts of the world.
Pope Francis explained that Sr. Kayula will be amongst commissioners chosen from a wide and broad representation of different situations and cultures.
The Commission for the Protection of Minors comprises of Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM Cap., president, Monsignor Robert Oliver, United States, Rev. Luis Manuel Ali Herrera,Colombia, Dr. Catherine Bonnet ,France, Marie Collins,Ireland, Dr. Gabriel Dy-Liacco,Philippines, Prof. Sheila the Baroness Hollins, England, Bill Kilgallon of New Zealand and Sr. Kayula Gertrude Lesa, RSC of Zambia.
Other are Sr. Hermenegild Makoro, CPS, South Africa,Kathleen McCormack , Australia, Dr. Claudio Papale , Italy, Peter Saunders ,England,Hon. Hanna Suchocka,Poland, Dr. Krysten Winter-Green, United States, Rev. Dr. Humberto Miguel Yanez, SJ of Argentina and Rev. Dr. Hans Zollner, SJ of Germany.
The next plenary session of the Commission will take place in the Vatican on from 6-8 February 2015.
Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is a commission set to advise the Pope on ways to prevent abuse and provide pastoral care for victims and their families.