Ahead of UN meeting, Holy See condemns “any form of torture, degrading treatment or punishment”

This statement was released by the Vatican Press Office today.

How timely: 

 Director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr Federico Lombardi, has issued a statement in which he emphasized the Holy See’s “strong commitment against any form of torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment”.

The statement comes ahead of a meeting between the Holy See and the United Nations Committee on the Convention against torture, which is set to take place on 5-6 May.

Please see below for Fr Lombardi’s full statement:

The “Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishments” is one of the important international Conventions implemented within the ambit of the activities of the United Nations, and which has been signed voluntarily by numerous member States of the international community, the so-called “State Parties” to the Conventions.

we once again emphasize the Holy See’s strong commitment against any form of torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment.

There’s much more. Read it all. 


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