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People who live in glass houses

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Feb 06, 2014

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, which has instructed the Vatican on proper treatment of children, includes representatives from Ghana, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Russia, and Sri Lanka.

Would you rather have your child raised at the Vatican or in one of those countries?

The UN committee, which criticized the Vatican for discrimination against girls, includes members from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Egypt.

How well are girls treated in those countries?

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: Baseballbuddy - Feb. 07, 2014 7:45 PM ET USA

    Why would we expect anything else from the UN? Why does the Vatican express surprise? Are they really that naive?