U.N. confronts Vatican on child abuse

Jan 16, 2014, 7:07 AM EST
ope Francis greets bishops during his weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square on January 15, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican.
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Vatican officials are expected to face tough questions from the UN on the sexual abuse of thousands of children by Catholic clergy. Members of the Holy See - the city state's diplomatic entity - will be grilled by a UN committee in Geneva.
Background:
Grilling will be test of attitude [BBC]
Vatican to face U.N. sex abuse panel [Reuters]
Pope removes cardinals in shakeup of bank [NBC News]

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