Saturday, May 14, 2011

Amnesty International hits out at Vatican

Amnesty International named the Vatican in its annual report on human rights' concerns for not sufficiently complying with international mandates on protecting children from abuse.

It marked the first time the Vatican was named in the group's Annual Report on the state of human rights around the world. The 2011 Annual Report covered human rights in 157 countries, looking particularly at rights abuses and restrictions and at failures to implement international rights' agreements.

The report, released May 13, said, "The Holy See did not sufficiently comply with its international obligations relating to the protection of children," specifically regarding sex abuse.

Cathcon-Amnesty could not wait to attack the Vatican given the spat between them in 2007, which lost Amnesty quite an amount of funding. Amnesty will also know that the Vatican issues a document on Monday on how to deal with the scandal of sexual abuse.
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