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Sexual violence wounds humanity, Nichols tells summit

19 June 2014 | by Liz Dodd | Comments: 0

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has backed efforts to end sexual violence in conflict zones as a government minister condemned faith leaders for not supporting victims.Cardinal Nichols told a conference hosted by UN special envoy Angelina Jolie and Foreign Secretary William Hague in London last week that “sexual violence is always a crime; it is always an immoral act.”During a panel discussion chaired by the Minister for Faith and Communities, Baroness (Sayeeda) Warsi, he said: “The Church wholeheartedly backs every initiative to prevent sexual violence being perpetrated against anyone, anywhere and under any circumstances.”The panel also included the Anglican Primate of Burundi, Bernard Ntahorturi, Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah of Saudi Arabia and representatives from Tearf ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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