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UN defends report on Vatican child sex abuse

'Holy See treated objectively, like other states'

07 February, 17:35
UN defends report on Vatican child sex abuse (see related) (ANSA) - Geneva, February 7 - The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child on Friday defended its report on the Vatican's child-abuse track record after the Holy See said it was biased. The Committee made its recommendations after "objectively examining all relevant it (does) with all state parties," said Committee head Kirsten Sandberg.

"As stated in its concluding observations, the Committee welcomed the open and constructive dialogue it had with the delegation of the Holy See, which made positive commitments in numerous areas. "In particular, the Committee regards as positive the willingness expressed by the delegation to change attitudes and practices, and looks forward to the adoption of prompt and firm measures for the concrete implementation of its commitments".