ZIMBABWE: Pope Appoints Sr Theresa Annah Nyadombo Member of Vatican Commission for Protection of Minors

By Janet Kwamboka

ZIMBABWE, OCTOBER 7, 2022 (CISA) – Pope Francis has appointed Sr Dr Theresa Annah Nyadombo HLMC, a member of the Handmaids of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

Sr Nyadombo who is the National Education and Child Safeguarding Coordinator for the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) and also a Council Member of the Catholic University of Zimbabwe (CUZ) since 2014, is among ten scholars drawn from around the world appointed to the commission on September 30.

The religious sister is well known in Zimbabwe for policy development, education, and child safeguarding and protection as well as helping in the implementation processes of different programs. She has wide experience in working with survivors of human trafficking as the coordinator of the Talitha Kum religious network, in Zimbabwe, an international organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking.

Sr Nyadombo obtained her doctorate from the University of Dublin, Trinity College in Education and Social Sciences, Ireland, in 2012. Her academic background also includes degrees in Theology, Canon Law, Business Administration, Counselling, International Relations and Leadership, and Social Communications.

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is an autonomous advisory body under the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, which directly reports to the pope. It was erected by the Holy father on March 22, 2014.