UNO sagt, Vatikan ermöglichte Vergewaltigung und Missbrauch | Irish Examiner
A UN human rights committee denounced the Vatican for “systematically” adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on paedophiles and the bishops who concealed their crimes.By Nicole Winfield, Vatican City
In a damning report, the UN committee also severely criticised the Holy See for its attitudes toward homosexuality, contraception, and abortion and said it should change its own canon law to ensure children’s rights and their access to healthcare are guaranteed.
The UN blasted the “code of silence” that has long been used to keep victims quiet, saying the Holy See had “systematically placed preservation of the reputation of the Church and the alleged offender over the protection of child victims”.
It called on the Holy See to provide compensation to victims and hold abusers and those who covered up their crimes to account. ………..