Monthly Archives: May 2014

Latest figures show UN accusations over abuse are way out of date

On Monday members of the United Nations Committee against Torture challenged Archbishop Silvio Tomasi, the Holy See’s ambassador to the UN, to explain just what the Church was doing to combat clerical child abuse. Treating sexual abuse as a kind … Continue reading

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Archbishop Tomasi’s speech to UN committee against torture

The following remarks were made today (Monday) by the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, presenting the Initial Periodic Report of the Holy See to the U.N.’s Committee on the Convention against Torture. The Holy See … Continue reading

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Vatican braced for UN repeat attack on abuse (but this time sees it coming)

The Vatican is readying itself for another battering over abuse from the United Nations — this time from its committee against torture. But the difference is that, when the Holy See goes to Geneva on Monday and Tuesday to present its … Continue reading

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Francis ushers in the age of collegiality

The Council of Cardinal Advisers — the so-called “C8” — concluded its three-day meeting last Wednesday, the fourth time it has met since being created by Pope Francis in October 2013. The C8 — which is really a C9, since it … Continue reading

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