Another UN committee plans to question Vatican officials on abuse
April 14, 2014
Another UN committee is planning to interrogate Vatican officials about the Church’s response to sexual abuse.
The UN’s committee monitoring implementation of the Convention Against Torture will question Vatican officials at hearings in May. The committee is evidently responding to calls by critics of the Church for an investigation of the Holy See, which ratified the Convention Against Torture in 2002.
In February, the committee on implementation the Convention on the Rights of the Child, after questioning Vatican officials, issued a harsh criticism of the Holy See, calling for changes in Church practices and doctrines. The Vatican charged that the report was an “attempt to interfere with Catholic Church teaching on the dignity of the human person and in the exercise of religious freedom.”
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