"These meetings are public relations coups for the Vatican and distracting placebos for others. They provide temporary but false hope."
The "mother-and-baby home," in operation from 1925 to 1961, was one of many Catholic Church-run institutions across Ireland created to house unwed pregnant women and hide the "stain" they would create on the morality of the country.
The Committee called on the Archbishop to demonstrate the systems the Holy See has in place to prevent torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishment, including rape and sexual abuse.
"The Committee is gravely concerned that the Holy See has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed, has not taken the necessary measures to address cases of child sexual abuse and to protect children, and has adopted policies and practices which have led to the continuation of the abuse by and the impunity of...
On Wednesday, Pope Francis announced the creation of a new committee that will be responsible for overseeing the activities of the Vatican Bank in response to allegations of money laundering and corruption.