The UN called on the Vatican to help investigate a mass grave found at a Catholic school for Indigenous children in Canada.
Remains of 215 children were found at Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia last month.
The UN called the discovery "inconceivable" and said forensic examinations should be carried out.
The United Nations Human Rights Office has asked the Vatican to help investigate a mass grave containing the remains of 215 children found at a former Catholic school for Indigenous people in Canada.
Remains were found at Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia last month, and it is believed that the 215 deaths were never reported.
The school was run by the Catholic Church between the late 1800s and the 1960s.
"We urge the authorities to conduct full-fledged investigations into the circumstances and responsibilities surrounding these deaths, including forensic examinations of the remains found, and to proceed to the identification and registration of the missing children," the UN said in a statement.
"Large scale human rights violations have been committed against children belonging to indigenous communities, it is inconceivable that Canada and the Holy See would leave such heinous crimes unaccounted for and without full redress," the UN added.
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