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UN committee on torture slams Vatican over child sex abuse
RT ^ | May 5 2014 | RT

Posted on 05/05/2014 10:53:12 AM PDT by PoloSec

The Vatican attempted to minimize its culpability over the Catholic Church’s child sexual abuse scandal as a UN committee on torture grilled the institution over it alleged “climate of impunity” which has prevailed for decades.

In a two-hour hearing in Geneva, the Committee Against Torture was unrelenting in its questioning of the Vatican delegation, asking about past policy decisions, the juridical distinction between the Holy See and Vatican City, and information on specific cases, Reuters reports.

The Vatican, which is set to issue a formal answer on Tuesday, said the church has been cleaning house for the past decade and was determined to protect children further with a series of measures, which they say has led to a decline in cases of sexual abuse by priests.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: romancatholicism; sexabuse; un; vatican
Just posting the news...
1 posted on 05/05/2014 10:53:12 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks PoloSec. Gee, I wonder if the UN slammed the entire Domain of Islam for its child abuse, pedophilia, female circumcision, honor [sic] killings, terrorism...


2 posted on 05/05/2014 10:56:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: PoloSec

What is most interesting to me is the source you selected. This is being covered by many outlets and the best you can come up with is RT?????

And then the snarky little tag to go with it....I gather you have an agenda that is oh soooo evident


3 posted on 05/05/2014 10:56:26 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: PoloSec

Did they also slam public schools and Hollyweird??


4 posted on 05/05/2014 10:57:24 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

So the Vatican should be held to a lower standard because of Hollywood?


5 posted on 05/05/2014 11:02:04 AM PDT by Gamecock (The covenant is a stunning blend of law and love. (TK))
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To: PoloSec

Someone please remind me again why the UN is still relevant?


6 posted on 05/05/2014 11:06:01 AM PDT by blu
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To: PoloSec

not so hard upon islamists kidnapping 275 girls and selling them are they? perhaps when they are consistent we can give them some credibility, until then....


7 posted on 05/05/2014 11:10:28 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: blu
... why the UN is still relevant?

Because they bribe and brainwash useful idiots to think the UN can lead the world to nirvana...

8 posted on 05/05/2014 11:14:46 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: SunkenCiv

What about them providing “ambulances” for islamanazis to transport weapons and explosives to murder civilians under the guise of “humanitarian aid”?


9 posted on 05/05/2014 11:16:50 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: SunkenCiv

Anything to obfuscate, eh? Utterly sickening.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 11:22:14 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: PoloSec

Gosh, thank goodness there is no connection between U.N. personnel and child abuse, child sexual abuse and rape of young women! But then who is going to call the U.N. to task?


11 posted on 05/05/2014 11:27:07 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Gamecock

I think attacking the Vatican and ignoring the same thing elsewhere is disingenuous and smacks of playing favorites or politics. Who is on this committee? Iran? Burma? North Korea? Saudi Arabia?


12 posted on 05/05/2014 11:32:41 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: PoloSec

I am so tired of having to say this: The Catholic Church sent the offending priests to psychologists who swore they could reform them. The psychologists later said, ‘Whoops!” We can’t do it. So the church was blamed. Why not the psychologists?

Also, many, many years ago, the commies sent their own men to pretend to be Catholic and to become members of the church. They infiltrated the church, and some have been elevated to bishop, etc. Now, who was the Russian who said, “Well bury you and we’ll do it from inside”?


13 posted on 05/05/2014 11:34:05 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Gamecock

“So the Vatican should be held to a lower standard because of Hollywood?”

Should Hollywood be held to a lower standard because of the Catholic Church?


14 posted on 05/05/2014 11:36:30 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: GeronL

And I think churcehes, even Rome, should hold themselves to a higher standard.


15 posted on 05/05/2014 11:37:14 AM PDT by Gamecock (The covenant is a stunning blend of law and love. (TK))
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To: Gamecock

Of course they should, and they are attacked precisely because they do have higher standards. You don’t see the left attacking NAMBLA or abuse in schools or Hollywood because the left does not oppose pedophilia, they oppose the Catholic Church and this issue was just convenient.


16 posted on 05/05/2014 11:43:35 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
Point of fact: the last 3 or 4 times UN agencies have "called the Catholic Church to task" on "sex abuse" issues, what they really wanted to do was pound away on Catholic Church teachings on contraception, sterilization, abortion, LGBT and the whole damn agenda of gender confusion, marriage deconstruction and sexual disorder now known as "Human Rights" (LINK).

For those of you who have not been able to quite keep up.

17 posted on 05/05/2014 1:03:57 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Her eyes, opening, looked as if they would keep on enlarging until they turned her wrong side out.)
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To: Gamecock
Oops, meant to ping you.

And BTW, of course the Church should be held to a higher standard. Good God.

#15

18 posted on 05/05/2014 1:09:59 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Her eyes, opening, looked as if they would keep on enlarging until they turned her wrong side out.)
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To: Nifster

 "What is most interesting to me is the source you selected. This is being covered by many outlets and the best you can come up with is RT?????"

As to the source RT, I didn't cruse around looking for this story, I checked RT and there it was, I double checked their site and there is no evidence of anti-catholic bias.  I have made at least 10 posts or more today, from about 10 different sources.

"And then the snarky little tag to go with it....I gather you have an agenda that is oh soooo evident"

The only snark is the above comment, I have no affiliation with any religious denomination, they all suffer the same weaknesses.

Jesus Christ is my life...This is my agenda: (Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;) and preaching the gospel.

Do not attempt to reflect your own bitterness on me, which is as you said " is oh soooo evident"

And as for my comment "Just posting the news" that was in anticipation of false accusations from religious zealots, but then there is always at least one.

 

19 posted on 05/05/2014 1:24:22 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec

Interesting that you spend time checking a communist run site for news....


20 posted on 05/05/2014 1:30:51 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Based on some of the comments above it seems otherwise.


21 posted on 05/05/2014 3:41:50 PM PDT by Gamecock (The covenant is a stunning blend of law and love. (TK))
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To: Gamecock
I wouldn't infer that from the other comments. They seem (to my quick, imperfect scanning) to be addressing quite another question, namely politicized anti-Church targeting.

This is truly a factor.

That there should be higher standards for the Church should be beyond dispute. Of those to whom much has been given, much will be required.

If you asked that point blank, I think most people (of any church affiliation) would recognize that as true.

22 posted on 05/05/2014 4:20:47 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Stet)
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