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Vatican 'regrets' damning UN report on abuse



VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican says it regrets what it calls the attempt by a U.N. committee to interfere with its teaching on abortion and contraception in a damning report on the priestly sex abuse scandal.

The U.N. report on Wednesday said the Vatican should change its rules on abortion and teach sexual education in Catholic schools to ensure children's rights and their access to health care are guaranteed.

The Vatican said in a statement that it remains committed to defending and protecting the rights of children but that it regrets that the committee had attempted "to interfere with Catholic Church teaching on the dignity of human person and in the exercise of religious freedom."

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wproach713 February 06 2014 at 8:02 AM

Amen hmrietje. Well said.

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Gerry February 06 2014 at 3:12 AM

It's about time! Have they excomunicated the dirty Priests ?--If not they should-till now they just hid them at the Vatican--Shame, shame, shame! I love my Religion,but disgusted with the way they handled the scum!

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Debbie February 06 2014 at 2:20 AM

When anyone covers up a molestation or rape they are doing wrong...doesn't matter what or who you are and that is a shame that is has happened at all...time to give them over to the police where they belong.

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thomasymmot February 05 2014 at 10:26 PM

as always, there will always be attacks on the eternal truths, and the roman catholic church has stood for those truths for 2,000 years. so called leaders who have tried to destroy the church like lenin, hitler, mao, stalin and many others living now or long forgotten will never destroy the eternal truths.

"popular" people like richard dawkins, who i do hope thinks as he lay on his death bed someday, that no doubt all of his books he has written will no longer be in print 10 years after he is gone, but one thing he can be assured of is that the bible will still be the most published book in the world, and that the eternal truths espoused by the church will still be spoken and that Jesus, God, the Virgin Mary, the Holy Spirit, and all the saints like St. Joseph, and the martyrs will all be praised by mankind. ST. PAREGRENE PRAY FOR US!

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hmrietje February 05 2014 at 9:42 PM

In the name of the children, corruption deep is being exposed at last. Finally something so evil, sinister is coming to light, a truth so vile, teachers of so called love to others, ach such corruption, and some of it finally coming to light. Much will be found, many tears will be shed. Remember always churches are only buildings, you the self are your own temple, your own destiny. We are but pilgrims on this globe we call Earth and our duty is to love and show kindness to all living things, not to destroy it. All things that are not correct will fall no matter how much power it may seem to carry FOR ONE GREATER THAN ALL STANDS ABOVE ALL. whether any agrees with me or not does not matter, one day when we take our last breath we will know that truth!

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chuck February 06 2014 at 9:03 AM

Amen, When we stand or kneel before Christ we will know the Truth

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cneely08 February 05 2014 at 9:07 PM

Doesn't the u.n. have other things to worry about?

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mikejeristeve February 05 2014 at 8:43 PM

The bible is total BS -- written by rabid priests for theri own benefit--- how many differnt versions are there ??? 100's????????

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mikejeristeve February 05 2014 at 8:40 PM

Ya I was married by a sick priest and my wife was baptised by one -- I think people who go to churches should rot in hell -- where the hell that is I don't know

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mikejeristeve February 05 2014 at 8:36 PM

The Catholic church is the most sickening church known to man with the Muslim and Mormon running close seconds --- if your afraind your going to hell -- that would be the only reason an idiot would still be going here!

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dbrockskk1 February 06 2014 at 3:50 AM

you're
afraid
You do wish to be taken seriously...correct?

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chuck February 06 2014 at 9:01 AM

I agree with your comment. I assume you are a Catholic brother in Christ

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amschulberg February 05 2014 at 7:54 PM

I'm not Catholic, but church labeling of homosexuality and contraception as sins are subjective biblical interpretations and as such fair game for the church to be criticized. That said and to be fair, opposition to abortion is a much more legitimate position to be taken by the church.

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dbrockskk1 February 06 2014 at 3:51 AM

You can't be a Cafeteria Catholic.

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