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ARCHBISHOP SILVANO M. Tomasi, left, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See (Vatican) to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva, shakes hand May 5 with Claudio Grossmann, right, chairperson of UN Committee against Torture, prior to the panel’s hearing on the Vatican, at the headquarters of the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the Palais Wilson, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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