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UN may risk a 'deficit of democracy', nuncio says

Jun 4, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The Holy See’s envoy to the United Nations in Geneva has no doubt that the body is useful in the pursuit of the common good, but he also says it is important that law prevail over ideologies.

UN report shows reform efforts in Church, observers say

May 23, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- A U.N. anti-torture committee’s report on the Holy See recognized Church efforts to combat sex abuse, but some problems in the committee’s approach risk undermining international treaty agreements, observers said.

Holy See did not violate torture convention, UN committee says

May 23, 2014 - 01:47 pm .- A U.N. anti-torture committee report has said that the Holy See did not violate the international Convention Against Torture.

Critic says UN risks credibility with Catholic torture charges

May 7, 2014 - 04:04 am .- Insinuations at a U.N. committee hearing that Catholic teaching against abortion may violate an international anti-torture convention has raised questions about the partiality of the body.

At UN panel, Holy See urges civil prosecution for torture

May 6, 2014 - 04:01 am .- All individuals who commit torture and abuse must face prosecution from legitimate government authorities, a Holy See delegation has told a U.N. committee on a global anti-torture convention.

Holy See warns against ideological agenda in UN torture hearing

May 2, 2014 - 12:06 pm .- Ahead of a report to the U.N. on an anti-torture agreement next week, the Holy See has emphasized its commitment against torture, and warned against the hearing being reduced to a “tool of ideological pressure.”

Holy See testimony on torture a UN treaty obligation, spokesman notes

Apr 16, 2014 - 12:01 am .- The Holy See's press officer said Tuesday that its report on an anti-torture agreement which will be made to the U.N. next month is routine, and a part of its obligations as a signatory to the treaty.

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