TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) Four Orthodox rabbis implicated in a torture-for-hire operation were indicted Thursday (May 22).
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ROME (RNS) The panel’s criticism was far more muted than a scathing February report from the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child that asserted that the Vatican had fostered “impunity” for abusers.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Any serious look around the world at what the Holy See is doing and what local churches are doing shows clearly that there is no climate of impunity but a total commitment to clean house,” Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Rev. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican’s chief spokesman, urged the U.N. committee to resist pressure to include the sexual abuse of minors in a discussion about torture.
(RNS) We can hope and pray that God forgives us for what our government has done in our name. We can also act to ensure that torture never happens again.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) At issue is whether the church’s handling of the sexual abuse scandal violates international norms against subjecting minors to torture, something that the Vatican’s chief spokesman denied on Tuesday.
TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) Two brothers have admitted to playing roles in a bizarre plot to kidnap, beat and torture a recalcitrant Orthodox Jewish husband to convince him to give his wife a religious divorce, authorities said.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) “Our national security would be improved by restoring the world’s respect for U.S. integrity on human rights and adherence to the rule of law,” nearly 200 clergy said in seeking a Senate report on post-9/11 torture.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for the release of an Iranian-American minister from a Tehran prison, a welcome step for advocates who had accused the State Department of being “AWOL” on the case.