The Malta Independent 15 July 2020, Wednesday

Without transparency and accountability, codes of ethics are useless, Mgr Scicluna says

Duncan Barry Saturday, 25 October 2014, 13:09 Last update: about 7 years ago

Auxiliary Bishop Charles J. Scicluna said today that the guidelines to ethics for volunteers and voluntary organisations of the Maltese Diocese give a taste of responsibility, highlighting that it is vital transparency and accountability are brought into the picture since if not, ethics are useless.

Speaking during the presentation of the code of ethics for volunteers and voluntary organisations which operate within the Malta Archdiocese, Mgr Scicluna said that "it does not mean that giving a service voluntarily does not bring about obligations".

The presentation was held at the Archbishop's seminary at Tal-Virtu, Rabat in the presence of around 100 individuals involved in the voluntary sector.

The document was drafted following a wide consultation process.

Mgr Scicluna thanked all those who give a helping hand to the Church.

Tony Micallef, director at the Diocesan Office of Voluntary Work, said that a change in culture is needed so that the code of ethics could be effective.


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