Catholics for Human Rights
We are members of Catholic organizations and networks who have come together to urge that you revoke the status of Nonmember State Permanent Observer from the Catholic Church. For the reasons set out below, we believe this is in your power and that it is urgent and imperative that you do so. Our Church is not a State and never was. Its seat at the United Nations gives it an access and power that disadvantages and discriminates against billions of non-Catholics around the world. Its State status has also given it a power and influence at the international and national level that has allowed it to shield itself against accountability for what amount to crimes against humanity – widespread, systematic rape, sexual violence and torture of children and vulnerable adults around the world. This harmful charade must end now.