Catholic Church to fingerprint priests, other workers: reports


Catholic priests and church workers in Quebec will be fingerprinted before being allowed to work with minors, the elderly and the sick by 2020, according to several news outlets.

This new rule is part of larger pilot project initiated by the Montreal Catholic Church in the fall of 2016. It aims to protect anyone considered to be at-risk or vulnerable. The 10-part process includes obligatory background checks on all personnel and having more than one adult present with minors.

Ten parishes, such as St-Luke’s Parish in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, have participated in the project that will ultimately affect 194 churches and ministries in Montreal, Laval and such off-island suburbs of Montreal as Repentigny and L’Assomption.

Dominique on Friday 23 June 2017 - 17:32:24