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Montreal archdiocese: priests, volunteers not to be alone with kids

The Faith

The archdiocese of Montreal is implementing a plan that would forbid priests and church volunteers from being alone with children.

Final details of the plan are still being worked out as the Catholic Church looks for ten parishes in and around the city to implement the pilot project later this year.

Canon Francois Sarrazin said that given the scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church, the plan makes sense.

“There is a time for everything,” he said, pointing out the idea has been in the works for several years.

“The diocese of Montreal has been working on a plan to ‘filter’ volunteers, to investigate parish staff, and not just the priests, but all people who are involved in the parish.”

This article continues at [CTV News] Priests, catholic volunteers will no longer be alone with children

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