Thursday, February 6, 2014

UN condemns Vatican over child sex abuse

Although there have been news of child abuse in the Vatican for quite sometime now, a UN committee has now officially called on the Vatican to remove all child abusers from its ranks, report them to law enforcement and open the church's archives so that bishops and other officials who concealed crimes could be held accountable.

The hard-hitting report, issued by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, was applauded by victims as a landmark in the Catholic Church's clerical sex abuse scandal.

The report is harshly critical of the church's current practices.

The report also addressed other issues, taking the Vatican to task for its opposition to contraception, homosexuality and abortion in cases of child rape and incest. The committee even suggested that the church amend its canon laws to permit abortions for pregnant girls whose lives and health are at risk.

Read more about it at HERE
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