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UN human rights committee report on Vatican policies toward sex abuse

The UN Com­mit­tee on the Rights of the Child re­leased a scath­ing eval­u­ation of the Vat­ic­an’s policies to­ward sexu­al ab­use, ho­mo­sexu­al­ity and abor­tion. In the re­port, the com­mit­tee ex­pressed grave con­cern “that the Holy See has not ac­know­ledged the ex­tent of the crimes com­mit­ted, has not taken the ne­ces­sary meas­ures to ad­dress cases of child sexu­al ab­use and to pro­tect chil­dren, and has ad­op­ted policies and prac­tices which have led to the con­tinu­ation of the ab­use by, and the im­pun­ity of, the per­pet­rat­ors.”

Published: Feb. 5, 2014
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