The Vatican “systematically” adopted policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, a UN human rights committee said Wednesday, urging the Holy See to open its files on pedophiles and bishops who concealed their crimes.
In a devastating report hailed by abuse victims, the UN committee severely criticized the Holy See for its attitudes toward homosexuality, contraception and abortion and said it should change its own canon law to ensure children’s rights and their access to health care are guaranteed.
The Catholic Church’s position on child molestation in its ranks has been woeful, and the criticism is not unexpected.
But I note the UN report also criticises the Catholic church for its views on issues of homosexuality, contraception and abortion.
As it so happens I disagree with the Catholic Church on those issues, but I am of course ot Catholic.
What I am wondering is when this UN Human Rights committee will denounce other religions such as Islam for its views on the role of women in society, marital rape, blaming rape victims for rape etc?
Why target the Catholic Church only?