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UN denounces Vatican on sex abuse, abortion

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 18:24

A UN human rights committee denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on the paedophiles and the churchmen who concealed their crimes.

Pope tells missionary group to respect culture

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 21:00

Pope Francis has told members of a controversial missionary movement that they must respect local customs and the guidance of local bishops as they spread the faith.