23 January 2014, The Tablet

‘One case of abuse is one too many’

Q&A with Archbishop Tomasi

The Catholic Church’s handling of child sex abuse was put under the spotlight last week at a hearing of the United Nations committee overseeing the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Afterwards, the Vatican’s representative to the UN in Geneva spoke to The Tablet Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, and Bishop Charles Scicluna, the former promoter of justice at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, were questioned at length by the UN committee responsible for the Convention on the Rights of the Child about the Holy See’s report on the implementation of the convention, to which it is a signatory. The convention is a legally binding instrument, which commits the Holy See to the protection of children,
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