Tuesday, July 9, 2013

UN tells Vatican to hand over details of child sex abuse Cases

A United Nations committee has demanded that the Vatican reveal potentially explosive details about the systematic cover-up of child sex abuse by Catholic clergy.

Campaigners have called on Pope Francis, who was elected in March, to make tackling the issue of sexually abusive priests an urgent priority of his papacy.

The UN's Committee on the Rights of the Child released its demands for information from the Holy See on Tuesday.

The committee said that "in the light of the recognition by the Holy See of sexual violence against children committed by members of the clergy, brothers and nuns in numerous countries around the world, and given the scale of the abuses", the Vatican should provide detailed information on all cases of child sexual abuse committed by clergy.

VATICAN CITY

Telegraph (UK)

By Nick Squires, Rome 09 Jul 2013

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