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October 14, 2016 @ 09:23

Fr Klaus Mertes, SJ, Jesuit Headmaster & Whistleblower,

will be speaking on:

"A Traumatised and Traumatising Institution: Reflections on the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church"

Chair: The Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of the University of Oxford

Tuesday 1st November 2016, 5.30pm

Lecture Theatre 2, The Mathematical Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford, OX2 6GG

Lecture followed by Q&A Session and Reception

Klaus Mertes is a German Jesuit, high school teacher, author, and editor.   He came to prominence as the whistleblower who, as headmaster of the Jesuit school, Canisius-Kolleg Berlin, first unveiled and addressed the historic sexual and physical abuse in the School.  Through his actions, other victims from schools across Germany came forward. 

Since 2011 he has been Headmaster of the Jesuit school, Kolleg St Blasien, and continues to be outspoken on the wider Church’s glacial response to the problem. 

All welcome.   Places should be booked in advance by emailing: