TV News LIES

Monday, Dec 22nd

Last update01:55:24 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest Pope, UN crack down on church child abuse

Pope, UN crack down on church child abuse

E-mail Print PDF

Church child abuseVatican officials announced Thursday that Pope Francis has bolstered legislation against child abuse within the grounds of the small city-state. At the same time, a United Nations committee has demanded that the church reveal its procedures for dealing with child abuse allegations.

Though child abuse is already designated as a criminal act, the pope has moved to strengthen Vatican law, making it illegal to sexually or physically abuse children specifically within the Vatican City limits, according to CNN. Hundreds of people live in the Vatican, while millions visit every year. The new law will also broaden the definition of child abuse to include child prostitution and child pornography.

The legal changes were issued in Pope Francis’s first “Moto Proprio” – a directive the pope launches himself, writes Reuters. The pope also announced his intention to increase the Vatican’s support of international laws against crimes such as money laundering and terrorism.  
The laws comes as part of an overall reform process started under Pope Benedict XVI and prompted by scandals revealing corruption and ineptitude in the Vatican bureaucracy, reports Agence France-Presse.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Israel arrests more from Jewish extremist group

Israe arrests jewish extremistsIsraeli police have arrested four Jewish activists from the extremist Lehava group opposed to Arab-Jewish coexistence.The...

TIME Person of the Year: The Ebola Fighters

Person of the YearFor decades, Ebola haunted rural African villages like some mythic monster that every few years rose...

Dear Chelsea Manning: birthday messages from Edward Snowden, Terry Gilliam and more

Chelsea Manning birthdayOn Wednesday, Chelsea Manning – heroine, whistleblower and inmate – turns 27. She has been behind...

6,000 tons of polluted soil dug up after southern Israel oil spill

Trans israel oil spillFollowing a major oil spill caused by a leak in the Trans-Israel pipeline Thursday night, the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!