Today, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II received His Grace Bishop David, Bishop of New York & New England and the Papal Exarch of the Archdiocese of North America, along with a delegation of priests, at the papal residence at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Abaseya, Egypt. His Grace Bishop David presented to His Holiness the Sexual Misconduct and Physical Abuse and Neglect Policy, recently updated to further protect the Church’s children from all forms of abuse. Compliance with this policy is mandatory for all church clergy, employees, and servants within the Archdiocese.
His Holiness praised the efforts taken by His Grace Bishop David, and all those who contributed to updating the policy, and urged it be implemented with all transparency and objectivity. Moreover, His Holiness considers the Archdiocesan independent reporting center at Integrity Counts to be the sole authorized ecclesiastical channel engaged by the Archdiocese of North America, including all of its churches.
To report any allegations confidentially and anonymously, please visit http://copticarch.org/policy or contact Integrity Counts: