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U.N. Committee condemns Vatican again

For the second time this year, the U.N. has condemned the Vatican for its failures to deal with the sexual abuse of children by its priests. But the Holy See doesn't seem to have learned anything from the firestorm about how to face its critics.

The Committee Against Torture rejected the Vatican’s core defense, that it has jurisdiction only over priests and personnel inside its walls in Rome.


Committee Report (MsWord 97) 23 May 2014

New York Times: U.N. Panel Says Vatican Is Lax Over Abusive Priests 23 May 2014

AP: UN panel slams Vatican on priest sex abuse scandal 23 May 2014

Vatican: Important clarifications to UN Committee on the Convention Against Torture 7 May 2014