UN’s human rights experts urge Pope to take action against sexual abuses in Church institutions

    29-Jun-2021   
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Human rights experts urged the Pope to take all necessary measures to stop and prevent the recurrence of violence and sexual abuse against children in Catholic institutions. The experts noted the persistent allegations of obstruction and lack of cooperation by the Catholic Church with domestic legal proceedings to prevent accountability of perpetrators and reparations to victims, according to the OHCHR website.
 
UN’s human rights experts 
 
"We urge the authorities of the Holy See to refrain from obstructive practices and to cooperate fully with the civil judicial and law enforcement authorities of the countries concerned, as well as to refrain from signing or using existing agreements to evade accountability for Church members accused of abuse," they said.
 
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