| On Jan. 16, 2013 Thursday, the Vatican will be questioned |
by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
about its record on child sexual violence.
This is the first time the Vatican has been called by
an international body to account for its handling of the crisis
of sexual violence throughout the
Catholic Church. CCR will be there with our clients, the
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP).
Directly after the hearing, SNAP leaders and CCR experts
will host alivestream report-back to update survivors,
Tune in on Thursday, January 16, at 8pm CET (2pm EST).
You can follow the global conversation about this historic hearing
via the Twitter hashtag #HolySeeConfess.
You can also ask questions before or during the report-back by
tweeting to the hashtag or
emailing your questions to askCCR@ccrjustice.org.
We will answer as many as possible during the livestream.
Throughout the world, children and vulnerable adults have been andYou can also watch the hearing live in its entirety.
continue to be subjected to widespread and systemic rape and
sexual violence by priests and others associated with the
Roman Catholic Church.
The Vatican’s policies and practices enable this violence.
In February 2013, SNAP and CCR submitted reports to the
Committee on the Rights of the Child, detailing how the
Holy See has violated the core principles of the
Convention on the Rights of the Child.
From 10am-12pm CET (4am-6am EST), the Vatican
will be reviewed
on its compliance with the Convention on Rights of the
From 3pm-6pm CET (9am-12pm EST), the Vatican
will be reviewed
on its compliance with the Optional Protocol on the
Sale of Children,
Child Prostitution, and Child Pornography.
Both broadcasts will be in English.