Monday, April 29, 2013

Conflicts should not involve rape

Archbishop denounces sexual violence in war
Archbishop Francis A. Chullikatt, Vatican nuncio to the United Nations, talks at a Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington. CNS photo / Nancy Phelan Wiechec.
Catholic News Agency reports that The Holy See's apostolic nuncio to the United Nations has called for more action to prevent "heinous acts" of sexual violence in war and other forms of conflict.

"This violent domination of a human being constitutes an egregious form of degradation of their dignity, but also of the aggressor, who, in so doing, disfigures himself as a human person," Archbishop Francis A. Chullikatt said in New York City April 17.

"Such heinous crimes are yet another consequence of the destructive power of war, and thus all states and the international community must do their utmost to stop these barbarous acts that have been properly labelled as an outrage to the conscience of mankind."

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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