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Fr. Hans Zollner, SJ


A German Jesuit and alumnus of the Gregorian, Fr. Zollner has been the founder and Director of the IADC since 2012. He was the Academic Vice Rector and Director of the Institute of Psychology from 2010-2019. He was a founding member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, serving from 2014-2023, and is a consultor of the Congregation for Clergy and member of the Safeguarding Commission of the Diocese of Rome. Experience with victim-survivors, academics, and professionals has shaped his approach to educating the next generation of leaders in the field of safeguarding. Fr. Zollner has a doctoral degree in theology, is a psychologist and licensed psychotherapist.

Msgr. Peter Beer

Head of Research and Development
Msgr. Beer has doctoral degrees in theology and pedagogy. He has been a trainer, lecturer, and supervisor of child care workers and educators, as well as an honorary professor of religious education at the College of Philosophy and Theology, Benediktbeuern. Vicar General of the Archbishop of Munich and Freising until the end of 2019, he is currently Chairman of the Foundation Council of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.