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Topic - Silvano Tomasi
Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, acknowledged during a Vatican Radio interview that the church has to continue its efforts to protect children, but said the committee must realize that the Catholic Church could not simply "give up certain teachings that in the tradition of the Catholic Church sustain the common good of society and therefore cannot be renounced."
At a U.N. hearing, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican's representative in Geneva, says "such crimes can never be justified" whether committed at home, school, sports activities or in religious organizations and structures.