Vatican policies allowed sex abuse on children, says UN
Rights of the Child committee publishes scathing report05 February, 12:17
The U.N. committee on the Rights of the Child said the Vatican should hand over its archives on sexual abuse so that culprits and "those who concealed their crimes" could face justice.
It also called on the Holy See to "immediately remove" all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers and turn them over to civil authorities.
"The committee is gravely concerned that the Holy See has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed, has not taken the necessary measures to address cases of child sexual abuse and to protect children, and has adopted policies and practices which have led to the continuation of the abuse by, and the impunity of, the perpetrators," the report read.