U.N. Panel on Torture Presses Vatican Envoy on Abuse / The New York Times

The Vatican faced sharp questioning by a United Nations panel on Monday (May 5) about whether it failed to abide by an international treaty against torture in its response to the sexual abuse of children by priests.

“In the hearing, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican’s representative in Geneva, immediately found himself at odds with members of the panel, the Committee Against Torture, over the Holy See’s view that it is responsible for applying the treaty only to the few hundred inhabitants of the Vatican City state.”

By Nick Cumming Bruce, The New York Times — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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  1. #1 by glorybe1929 on May 6, 2014 - 5:17 PM

    One, ‘re: Muslim women are being tortured and children who have been sexually abused by ( supposed) Christian clergy are both horrendous CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY and are to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Law. One not greater than the other except for any religion doing this to the children, who are innocent of the knowledge that adults ( have) can harm their entire lives.. They cannot know or fight back, what they don’t have that capacity to understand.

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  2. #2 by Joe Gable on May 6, 2014 - 1:39 PM

    Another foolish attack by the UN of the Catholic faith – maybe they should look at the abuse and barbaric treatment of women by UN members such as Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the other Muslim nations who embrace the second class , harsh and in some cases slavery women!

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