TV News LIES

Wednesday, Sep 03rd

Last update01:41:00 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...


Labor Day stems from deadly labor strike, but few Americans know the history

Pullman strikeMonday is the day to celebrate the American worker and his sacrifices and economic and social...

Guantanamo Decays as Closing Delayed

gitmoOne sweltering afternoon last month, a Boeing C-17 military transport plane arrived at the American naval...

Utah fracking fine highlights wastewater pond threat

fracking in utahWhen fracking causes controversy, it’s often because of wells — either the ones used to inject...

Burger King, Tim Hortons merge into whopper-sized firm

Burger King mergerThe U.S.-based restaurant chain made it official Tuesday announcing that it agreed to merge with 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!