Catholic church accused of covering up child abuse
September 23, 2009 / Mirror.co.uk
The Catholic church was yesterday accused at the United Nations Human Rights Council of covering up child abuse.
The accusation was made in a speech by the International Humanist and Ethical Union.
Speaker Keith Porteous Wood said that victims of child abuse have been accused of lying.
He said: "For decades the church has got away with covering up child abuse on a huge scale. The Holy See is in breach of its obligation under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
"This marks the start of our campaign to shame the UN and the international community into calling the Vatican to account."