Policies & Procedures

Protecting Our Children & Youth



To provide for the pastoral care of St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Eparchy, and in particular the protection of children and young people, our eparchy has published the Policies & Procedures handbook that addresses issues of sexual abuse of minors by priests, deacons, and other church personnel. This policy is particular law for St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Eparchy in the U.S.A.

This policy reflects our concern for children and young people. It has been developed in accord with the provisions in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People and the Essential Norms for Diocesan/Eparchial Policies Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests or Deacons, along with information on reporting suspected abuse to civil authorities.