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Posted: January 17, 2014 at 3:17 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I’m with you when you say, ‘All these nice words will not mean anything … if there is not more transparency and accountability on the local level.’” Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican’s former sex-crimes prosecutor, at a United Nations committee meeting on sex abuse

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Vatican's UN Ambassador Monsignor Silvano Tomasi, left, speaks with Former Vatican Chief Prosecutor of Clerical Sexual Abuse Charles Scicluna, right, prior to the start of a questioning over clerical sexual abuse of children at the headquarters of the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. The Vatican came under blistering criticism from a U.N. committee Thursday for its handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal, facing its most intense public grilling ever over allegations that it protected pedophile priests at the expense of victims. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

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