Safeguarding in Taizé

Report 2019–2022


In June 2019, Brother Alois, the prior of Taizé, published an open letter entitled “Ascertaining the truth” in which he explained the accusations that had reached the community concerning acts of sexual assault of which three brothers were accused. Among other things, he said:

“It is possible that this statement may encourage other possible survivors to make themselves known. We will listen to them and will remain alongside them in the steps that they choose to take. We are convinced that it is only by bringing to light these acts that, with the assistance of persons outside the community, we will help to protect effectively all those who show us their trust by coming to Taizé.”

This report, drawn up in December 2022, aims to take stock of what has been undertaken in Taizé since 2019, as a milestone in a process that will continue. It covers the period from June 2019 to November 2022.

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Report 2019-2022
Last updated: 12 December 2022