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Holy See 'to seriously consider' UN criticism on sex abuse

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Vatican City, May 23 - The Holy See said Friday it
"will take into serious consideration" a second UN panel's
criticisms of its response to child sexual abuse scandals in the
Catholic Church.
In a new report by the United Nations Committee against
Torture, the Church has been accused of transferring suspected
clergy to "other dioceses and institutions where they remained
in contact with minors and others who are vulnerable...and in
some cases committed abuse in their subsequent placements".
The Committee also chides the Vatican for not mandating
abuse cases be reported to law enforcement for not guaranteeing
adequate victim compensation.
The assessment follows a report by the UN's Committee for
the Rights of the Child in February, which said the Vatican was
not doing enough, and in fact had fostered "impunity" for
offenders.
The latest report also praises the Vatican, unlike its
forerunner, for recent steps taken to combat child abuse, and
for Pope Francis' commitment to defending and extending human
rights.
The report was to be released in full later Friday at a
press conference in Geneva, where the Committee against Torture
is based.

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