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Father Pavone Responds to UN Committee’s Attack on Holy See


Priests for Life

February 09, 2014

NEW YORK, NY -- Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today regarding the publication of the Concluding Observations by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) following review of the report submitted by the Holy See. The observations were highly critical of the Church’s moral teachings on abortion, contraception and homosexuality.

Father Pavone said: “It’s outrageous that a UN committee that is supposed to safeguard the rights of children is instructing the Holy See that it must change Canon Law in order to determine the circumstances under which the lives of preborn children can be destroyed in abortion.

“Abortion is a death sentence to children and can never be condoned.”

He continued: “The arrogance displayed by those who crafted this document is equal only to their ignorance and failure to understand that the Holy See is unwavering as it upholds the dignity of all life from conception to natural death.

“The comments issued by this UN committee on abortion, contraception for youth and the promotion of homosexuality reveal the growing radicalization of UN treaty bodies. This assault on the basic principles of the Holy See and the Catholic Church will hopefully serve as a wake-up call to faithful Catholics around the world who have not yet realized the great struggles for life and family taking place at the United Nations.”

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