Archive for January 15th, 2014

Vatican Facing UN Showdown on Sex Abuse Record / Associated Press

The Vatican is gearing up for a bruising showdown over the global priest sex abuse scandal, forced for the first time to defend itself at length and in public against allegations it enabled the rape of thousands of children by protecting pedophile priests and its own reputation at the expense of victims. The Holy See on Thursday (Jan. 16) will be grilled by a U.N. committee in Geneva on its implementation of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. Among other things, the treaty calls for signatories to take all appropriate measures to protect children from harm and to put children’s interests above all else.” By Nicole Winfield and John Heilprin, Associated Press — Click here to read the rest of this article.

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Pope Cleans House at Bank with New Cardinal / Associated Press

Pope Francis made another move to clean house at the troubled Vatican bank on Wednesday (Jan. 15), naming a new roster of cardinal advisers to replace the ones who were in place during its latest brushes with scandal. Only one cardinal from the previous commission overseeing the bank’s operations, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, survived the cut.” By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press — Click here to read the rest of this article.

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