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Promise To Protect.
Pledge To Heal.


Recognizing that each individual is created by God, the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is committed to the safety and well-being of its children and vulnerable adults by implementing procedures to minimize risk and barriers and to build and foster a culture of safe environment.

Promise To Protect.

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is committed to preventing sexual misconduct or sexual abuse by any diocesan personnel and shall establish a Safe Environments Program to ensure the safety of ministry, education, work, worship and fellowship for all persons. For the purposes of this policy, the term “personnel” shall mean clergy and members of religious orders, any diocesan, parish or school employee, volunteer or contractor.


The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown does not tolerate abuse or neglect of anyone. It will comply with all obligations of civil and canon law; it will promote healing where it is needed, provide education, training and guidance and endeavor to prevent any abuse of minors or vulnerable adults with firm justice and mercy towards all.

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