Monday, 10 February 2014

Short Response from the Vatican to the U.N. Report

"Please find below a statement issued by the Holy See following the publishing of the U.N. reports:
According to the proper procedures forseen for the parties to the Convention, the Holy See takes note of the Concluding Observations on its Reports, which will be submitted to a thorough study and examination, in full respect of the Convention in the different areas presented by the Committee according to international law and practice, as well as taking into consideration the public interactive debate with the Committee, held on 16 January 2014.
The Holy See does, however, regret to see in some points of the Concluding Observations an attempt to interfere with Catholic Church teaching on the dignity of human person and in the exercise of religious freedom.
The Holy See reiterates its commitment to defending and protecting the rights of the child, in line with the principles promoted by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and according to the moral and religious values offered by Catholic doctrine."


I'm sure that there will a longer one sometime in the future????????

Sunday, 9 February 2014

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Report on Child Sexual Abuse in the Roman Catholic Church

THE REPORT

You will need to download it depending on the browser you use - but it's only 16 pages long.

I think that it speaks for itself. There is a problem (duh!!) & we have yet to hear the present Pope make any commentary on the issue - poverty, abortion, but no child sexual abuse.

Makes one wonder ..................