Do you want to file a complaint? Contact the Ombudsman.
“Walk the Talk”
In an open letter published on September 8, 2018, in La Presse and The Gazette, Archbishop Lépine appeals to everyone within the Church to be resolute in tackling the issue of sexual abuse.
Filing a complaint
The Capriolo Report was released November 25, 2020. With the support of a Committee co-chaired by Archbishop Lépine and the Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo, we are undertaking to implement the recommendations contained in that Report. The end result will be an abuse complaint process that focuses on the victim, that examines all forms of abuse, and under which a victim’s age no longer constitutes a criterion for reporting a complaint. The existence of an Ombudsman, the creation of a lay Advisory Committee comprising five members, one of whom is a survivor, and the fact that investigations are conducted by external experts will ensure that each complaint is treated with all due diligence and respect.
Bishop Reporting System
The Bishops of Canada launch a national, bilingual service for reporting situations of sexual abuse either committed or covered-up by a Bishop. This service furthers their commitment to responsibility, accountability and transparency in matters of clergy sexual abuse and their commitment to facilitate healing and justice for victims-survivors.
Reports and Presentation of the Ombudsman
Here you will find the presentation and reports of the Ombudsman.
Independent Report by the Honourable Capriolo
Independent report by the Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo on the complaints against former priest Brian Boucher
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal has released the report of the independent investigation into the handling of complaints received about former priest Brian Boucher. The 276-page report by the Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo, a retired Quebec Superior Court judge, was made public at a press conference in her presence and that of Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal.
Prevention: A Responsible Pastoral Approach
In order to ensure the safety and integrity of those to whom it brings the Gospel message, the Catholic Church in Montreal has adopted the diocesan policy of responsible pastoral care, which aims to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all, and to prevent all forms of abuse of vulnerable people.