UN Report Blasts Vatican For Homophobic Policies And Pedophile Priest Cover-Up

rapey-priestsIn a test for Pope Francis‘s image of a kinder, gentler Vatican, a United Nations human rights commission has issued a scathing report, taking the Church to task for failing to this day to protect children from pedophile priests and for an array of policies that violate human rights, including LGBT rights.

The report from the UN’s Committee on the Rights of the Child is a catalog of past and ongoing offenses related to the pedophile priest scandal (or, as the Vatican would prefer to think of it, the gay pedophile priest scandal).

“The committee is gravely concerned that the Holy See has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed, has not taken the necessary measures to address cases of child sexual abuse and to protect children, and has adopted policies and practices which have led to the continuation of the abuse by, and the impunity of, the perpetrators,” the report charged.

But in addressing the rights of children, the committee went much further afield, taking into account the harm that Vatican policies cause. Chief among them: the Vatican’s homophobia.

“While also noting as positive the progressive statement delivered in July 2013 by Pope Francis, the Commitee is concerned about the Holy See’s past statements and declarations on homosexuality which contribute to the social stigmatization and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adolescents and children raised by same sex couples,” the report complained.

Needless to say, from the Vatican’s perspective the report is the world’s largest lead balloon. The Vatican press office issued a statement saying that it was sorry with the committee’s “attempt to interfere” with Church teaching and the “exercise of religious freedom.” Or, in other words, buzz off.

Just how much criticism the Church can continue to take without starting to modify its position is anyone’s guess. But remember, it’s an institution that measures time in millennia, so don’t count on seeing any changes any time soon.


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  • tada-no

    The Pope is jealous of Islamic clergy because U.N. won’t dare call them out on anti-LGBT teachings, commonly practiced pederasty and women’s rights abuses with honor killings and all. He wishes he had his Templar Knight masses with suicide bombers ready at the go to intimidate the UNHRC reports.

  • TheNewEnergyDude

    Oh, it’s okay, the church will escape unscathed, as usual. They will pay, bribe, whatever they need to do to exempt themselves from any wrongdoing they did.

    I really wish the general masses would open their eyes to the evil demons they are.

    May the cult burn in hell.

  • Jackhoffsky

    Honestly, the UN giving a scathing report to the Vatican is pretty much the same as a child throwing a pencil at the steps of Westminster Abbey and expecting the building to crumble.

    It’s the UN. They don’t even have sway over REAL governments, much less governments of GOD.

  • Respect4all

    When will the world wake up and realize that the Catholic Church is really an international pedophile syndicate and take legal action to close it down and imprison the leaders. Remember NAMBLA. This is IMBLA (I for International).

  • MK Ultra

    If only the Catholic Church were truly a force for good in the world, they would have been leading the cause of LGBT equality.
    But they’re not. They are a multi-trillion multi-national corporation who sells false hope and fear to impressionable people scared by life’s lack of answers on the big questions.

  • Cam


    Anybody ever notice that ANY time there is a suggestion that there is homophobia in any of the Christian denominations there is somebody who immediately comes on here desperate to try to change the subject?

    Oh, and if you’re going to lie, try not to lie about something as easy to disprove as this. The U.N. has gone after the treatment of gays in the Islamic worls, so much so that a group of Islamic countries were threatening boycotts of the U.N.s meetings on the subject.

    As for the Catholic church they are STILL sheltering people like Cardinal Law who was scheduled to be questioned in Boston, he was flown off to the Vatican and then protected by them, claiming he was now a Vatican Citizen. They have also allowed him to work directly for them past the normal Vatican retirement age for support jobs. If the church cared, why not hand him over to Boston authorities?

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  • BigWoody

    The Holy See/Catholic Church/Pope is in charge of all legislative, judicial, and executive duties of the elected monarchy of the Vatican City State. Vatican City is currently the only independent state that has not become a full member of the United Nations. The Holy See, has permanent observer status with all the rights of a full member except for a vote in the UN General Assembly. I think the UN has a right to call out one of its observer-members.

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