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Will the Vatican comply with UN investigation into child abuse?

Metro.com.uk January 6, 2014

Clergy abuse attorneys are nothing short of frustrated at the Vatican's response to the issue of child sex abuse, and a Metro report from the UK looked at the indecision it presented, even in the face of a UN investigation.

“On January 16, a Vatican delegation is due to appear before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child at a hearing in Geneva as part of an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy around the world and an alleged system of cover-ups by the Holy See. Pope Francis and the Catholic Church have a clear opportunity to help victims whose lives have been shattered by child abuse and help prevent further suffering, campaigners say.”

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