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Vatican officials face UN on sex abuse

January 19th, 2014 - Comments Off

VATICAN CITY, Rome — A U.N. committee reportedly grilled a senior Vatican official, as well as others, about the Catholic Church’s handling of abusive priests on Thursday in Switzerland.

Reports say it’s the first time the Vatican has been forced to publicly answer accusations that it allowed the sex abuse of children by protecting such priests.

For several hours Thursday, the committee reportedly questioned a handful of Vatican officials — including Monsignor Silvano Tomasi, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, and Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican’s former chief sex-crimes prosecutor.