Vatican Comes Under Sharp Criticism for Sex Abuse

The Associated Press reports on the sharp criticism the Vatican received over its handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal in a U.N. human rights committee hearing on Thursday. The article notes, “The Vatican insisted it had little jurisdiction to sanction pedophile priests around the globe, saying it was for local law enforcement to do so. But officials conceded that it needs to do more, given the scale of the problem and the role the Holy See plays in the international community.”

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