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UN anti-torture watchdog spotlights Vatican's record

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A UN anti-torture watchdog on Monday began a two-day grilling of the Vatican over its efforts to stamp out child sex abuse by priests. 

The Vatican's Ambassador to the United Nations Monsignor Silvano Tomasi (R) arrives with Vatican Secretary of State Monsignor Christophe El-Kassis (L) for a hearing before the UN Committee Against Torture on May 5, 2014, in Geneva

The hearing is the Vatican's first since 2002, when it signed up to an international convention banning torture as well as cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

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