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U.N. Panel Questions Vatican Officials on Child Sex Abuse

New York Times. Jan. 16, 2014

As sex abuse attorneys, we've seen offending organizations say some shocking things, but few things were more shocking than the New York Times piece published after the UN Panel questionedVatican officials. Take a look:

“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.

It was quite shocking. It was a pretty direct, pretty blunt effort to sidestep the questions, Pam Spees, an attorney with the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, which is seeking to hold Vatican officials responsible for sexual abuse crimes, said in an interview.”

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