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UN child-abuse report 'misunderstands' Vatican 'nature'

'Grave limits' in paedophile priest survey says Lombardi

07 February, 11:57
UN child-abuse report 'misunderstands' Vatican 'nature' (see previous).

(ANSA) - Vatican City, February 7 - This week's report by the United Nations Committee for the Rights of the Child shows "grave limits" in a misunderstanding "of the specific nature of the Holy See", Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Friday.

The Vatican was entitled to be "baffled" by this, he said.

The Committee's report excoriated the Vatican for decades of abuse and cover-ups.

The Vatican said the Committee was prejudiced and had ignored efforts to stop paedophiles and help victims over the last decade.