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Vatican grilled by UN over child abuse

Posted on January 17th, 2014 at 11:25 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News -- Write a comment


United Nations child protection experts have pushed Vatican delegates to reveal the scope of the decades-long sexual abuse of minors by Roman Catholic priests that Pope Francis called “the shame of the Church”.

The delegates, answering questions from an international rights panel for the first time since the scandals broke more than two decades ago, denied allegations of a Vatican cover-up and said it had set clear guidelines to protect children from predator priests.

But members of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, and abuse victims attending the session in Geneva, demanded far more transparency on crimes that have rocked the Church, from the United States to Europe and Australia.

I know the title doesn’t refer to literally grilling people over a fire, as the Vatican was more than happy to do when they were in power, but it did get my hopes up for a fraction of a second.

  1. Boiling oil. That’s why they were called friars.

  2. @SueW — a crisp comment indeed.

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