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Advocates for the victims of sex abuse by Catholic priests say that a recent U.N. watchdog report on the Vatican's handling of the scandal could have been far more damning.
The Catholic Church needs to provide more transparency and cooperation with external authorities in its efforts to handle cases of sex abuse, a U.N. committee said in a report Friday.
The Vatican is bracing for a blistering session this week before the U.N. Committee Against Torture, which is expected to address the Holy See's handling of its churchwide sexual abuse scandal and its infringement on human rights.