December 11, 2013, New York – Today, as Pope Francis was named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) formally responded to the Vatican’s submission to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child on the handling of widespread sexual violence against children in the church. Today’s document addressed recent cover-ups in the Church and the Holy See’s claims to the committee that it is only responsible for what happens within the walls of Vatican City.
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