Cardinal welcomes First Report from Nolan Review body on Child Protection
posted on 17 April 2001
On the publication today of the First Report of the independent Review on Child Protection in the Catholic Church in England and Wales, chaired by Lord Nolan, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, said:
'I am extremely grateful to Lord Nolan and his committee for their extremely constructive and helpful independent report, which will form a major item for discussion by all the bishops of England and Wales at our meeting next week. I would also like to thank all those who have contributed to the work of the Review in their submissions.
'We are committed to ensuring the Catholic Church becomes the safest place for children, and I am sure that this First Report, and the ongoing work of the Review, will help us to achieve this.'
The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales meets in London from 23 to 27 April. The customary news conference is expected to take place on 27 April. Further details on this will be sent out on 26 April.
The Cardinal asked Lord Nolan to chair the independent Review in summer 2000. The Review's Final Report is expected in summer 2001.