The 2nd REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 'CHARTER FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE' will be made public at noon, Friday, February 18, at a news conference at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.
The report shows how the dioceses of the United States fared last year in carrying out the provisions of the 'Charter' which the Catholic bishops adopted in 2002.
Participants will be Bishop William W. Skylstad, president, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB); Kathleen McChesney, executive director, Office of Child and Youth Protection; and William Gavin of the agency which carried out the compliance audit.
There will be a live Webcast of the news conference. The entire Report, and executive summaries of each audit, will be posted on the Conference website, www.USCCB.org.
CONTACT: Sister Mary Ann Walsh, 202-541-3201, David Early, 202-541-3200, Bill Ryan, 202-541-3206. For details on the Webcast, contact Ken Stockard, 202-541-3209.