Reblog Friday: The U.N. Calls out the Vatican

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/17/world/europe/un-sex-abuse-panel-questions-vatican-officials.html?ref=unitednations&_r=0

Whether you’re a devout Catholic or an agnostic humanist, it can only be good news when the United Nations calls the Vatican to task for shielding known sex offenders and, in some cases, obstructing justice.

Child welfare trumps any organization’s instinct to protect its own. And religious freedom does not grant freedom to abuse and mistreat other human beings–or to deal with crimes on your own terms.

I don’t know what all the questioning will come to. But maybe–just maybe–this will be an important step towards protecting children from abuse and exploitation worldwide.

 

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