Friday, Oct 28th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest Vatican to be sued over sex abuse claims

Vatican to be sued over sex abuse claims

E-mail Print PDF

Three men who claim they were abused by Catholic clergy in America have succeeded in naming the Vatican as sole defendant in a lawsuit and are hoping to force Pope Benedict XVI to give evidence in the case.

The 6th US circuit court of appeal recently ruled that although the Holy See, as a sovereign state, was immune from most lawsuits, the plaintiffs could proceed with their argument that its officials were involved in a deliberate effort to cover up evidence of sexual abuse by American priests.

Their case centres on a 1962 directive from the Vatican telling church officials to hide sex abuse complaints against clergy.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Syrian or Russian airstrike blamed for 26 deaths near Aleppo, mostly schoolchildren

Alseppo airstrikeMore than two dozen people, mostly schoolchildren, were killed in Syria Wednesday as the result of...

AT&T Agrees to Buy Time Warner for Around $80 Billion

ATT mergerAT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for more than $80 billion, a person briefed on...

Growing settler influence in Israeli police 'alarming'

Settlers gain influence in police forceThe top posts in Israel's national police force are now in the hands of hardline religious...

Why is the Ivanka Trump clothing line boycott growing? You are what you wear

Ivanka brand boycott growingLike many women who have watched sexual harassment allegations against Trump unfold, [Shannon] Coulter was reminded...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!