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Vatican urges UN: do not ignore attacks on Christian women and girls

February 03, 2015

A Vatican spokesman has urged the UN to take action to protect women—especially Christian women—in conflict zones.

Msgr. Janusz Urbanczyk, the chargé d’affaires at the Vatican mission to the UN, protested the “continued lack of attention” to attacks on women and girls, especially those who are “targeted and attacked purely because of the faith they profess.”

In his message to the Security Council, Msgr. Urbanczyk did not mention specific conflict zones in which Christian women have been victimized. But the Catholic News Agency, in reporting his plea, noted that Christian women and girls have often borne the brunt of violent attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and by Boko Haram in Nigeria.


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