UN denounces Church over child abuse

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Series Details 06.02.14
Publication Date 06/02/2014
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The United Nations has accused the Catholic Church of covering up cases of child abuse committed by clergy and church workers. The Committee on the Rights of the Child calls on the Vatican to ensure that children are better protected against abuse, and to subject the perpetrators to harsher punishment. Pope Francis must now act accordingly, some commentators write. Others see the criticism of the Church as implausible and exaggerated.

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BBC News, 05.02.14: Vatican 'must immediately remove' child abusers - UN http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26044852
The Guardian, 05.02.14: UN denounces Vatican over child abuse and demands immediate action http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/05/un-denounces-vatican-child-abuse
Euronews, 05.02.14: UN report urges Vatican to act over child sex abuse http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/05/un-report-urges-vatican-to-act-over-child-sex-abuse/
Website: United Nations: Human rights: Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRC/Pages/CRCIndex.aspx
Irish Examiner, 06.02.14: UN report puts Vatican under pressure (via Euro|Topics) http://www.eurotopics.net/en/home/presseschau/archiv/aehnliche/archiv_article/ARTICLE137961-UN-report-puts-Vatican-under-pressure

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