The United Nations has gone on the attack against the Catholic Church, demanding the Vatican immediately discharge all suspected and known child abusers, characterizing its views of gays and birth control as archaic and insisting the Holy See open for public review any files on any clergy tied to criminal investigations.

The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child said in a report the Church’s “code of silence” on the thousands of children who have been sexually abused by priests is horrific, and that Vatican officials should “immediately remove” those involved, BBC reported.

The U.N. watchdog group also condemned the Church “practice of offenders’ mobility” that allowed suspected criminal clergy to transfer to other parishes to avoid facing sexual abuse allegations and investigations, BBC said.

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