Sr Hermenegild reappointed to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

South African Precious Blood Sister, Hermenegild Makoro, CPS has been reappointed by Pope Francis for a second-term to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM). Sister Hermenegild has been the Secretary-General of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference since 2012.

In an exclusive interview with Spotlight.Africa, Sr Hermenegild spoke about the need to protect the vulnerable and her hope that the Church will no longer be associated with historical abuse, but recognised as one of the safest places in society for all people. Click here to watch the full interview.

Fr Matthew Charlesworth SJ

Fr Matthew Charlesworth SJ entered the Society of Jesus in 2005 and underwent the usual course of studies in his formation, which took him to such varied places as Canada, France, Ireland, Kenya, Spain, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, the United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Matthew manages the background technical aspects of much of the Institute's work and is involved in the Spirituality work whilst completing the Advanced Spiritual Directors Training Course and Spiritual Exercises Training run by the Institute. He is a member of Spiritual Directors International and is also a part-time lecturer in Sacred Scripture at St Augustine College of South Africa.

m.charlesworth@jesuitinstitute.org.za @mcharlesworth
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