REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini Pope Francis attends the opening of the Pastoral Convention of the Diocese of Rome at the Vatican June 17, 2013.
United Nations to the Church: Turn 308 more words
Between 2011-2012, the Vatican defrocked some 400 priests they believed to have sexually assaulted children.
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The statistics for 2011-12 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009, when the Vatican first provided details on the number of priests who have been dismissed.
We got some great news about pedophile priests yesterday. Check out this CBC News article: Pope Benedict defrocked 400 priests in 2 years, document reveals… 120 more words
UN slams Vatican for ‘efforts to cover up’ pedophile priests in sex abuse scandal
By Alexander Smith, NBC News contributor 1/16/2014
The Vatican faced blistering criticism from a United Nations committee Thursday over allegations it protected pedophile priests at the expense of victims in what constituted a worldwide sex abuse scandal. 532 more words
Roger’s note: This paragraph knocked me off my seat:
“Written answers from the Vatican emphasized the distinction between the Holy See and the Catholic Church and said that although it encouraged adherence to the principles of the convention globally, it was responsible only for implementing the convention in the territory of the Vatican City State.” 504 more words