Safeguarding expert to lead Rome’s new anthropology institute – Catholic World Report

Safeguarding expert Fr. Hans Zollner S.J. will serve as the director of a new anthropology institute succeeding the Center for Child Protection in Rome. The Pontifical Gregorian University announced Zollner’s appointment on July 1, two months after it said that the center would be transformed from a diploma program into an institute of anthropology, with its own faculty, and offering licentiates and doctorates. The 54-year-old German Jesuit priest will begin a three-year term as director of the Institute of Anthropology: Interdisciplinary Studies on Human Dignity and Care (IADC) on Sept. 1. The appointment was confirmed by the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education and approved by Jesuit Superior General Fr. Arturo Sosa, the university’s vice chancellor. Zollner has served as president of the Center for Child Protection since 2015. A member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, he is a licensed psychologist and psychotherapist. The center was launched in 2012 to provide internet-based training to Catholics anywhere in the world on the protection of children from sexual abuse.

Safeguarding expert to lead Rome’s new anthropology institute – Catholic World Report

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