Pope Benedict goes where no pontiff has gone before…
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 June 2011
Benedict XVI sent his first Twitter message this week (June 28) to announce the launch of the new Vatican website.
No “smoking gun” in Irish TV revelations
Carolyn Moynihan | 21 January 2011
A programme about clerical sexual abuse aired January 17 by Irish broadcaster RTE attempted to prove that the Vatican had a worldwide policy encouraging bishops to conceal sexual abuse by priests.
Judge helps lawyer flog a dead horse—or cash cow
Kica Perez Warnisher | 11 October 2010
A federal U.S. judge is asking the Vatican to cooperate in serving the pope and two other top officials with court papers.
Kentucky sex abuse case against the Vatican dropped
Carolyn Moynihan | 10 August 2010
Kentucky case against the Vatican dropped.
Holier than thou in Times Square
Carolyn Moynihan | 18 July 2010
NY Times attacks Vatican norms on grave offences which include sex abuse and attempted women's ordination.
New Vatican rules on abuse do not replace state laws
Rome Reports | 16 July 2010
The Vatican prosecutor for sex abuse cases has presented the new Church rules to combat sex abuse and to judge priests who have committed crimes more quickly.
Abuse suit against the Vatican can proceed
Kica Perez Warnisher | 02 July 2010
U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by the Vatican in the case of Holy See v. John Doe, which allows the case to proceed in an Oregon court.
‘Hell and damnation’ warning for abusive priests
Kica Perez Warnisher | 03 June 2010
Monsignor Charles Scicluna, Promoter of Justice in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, says priests who abuse children will suffer more in hell.
US government not keen on suits against the Vatican
Kica Perez Warnisher | 28 May 2010
The U.S government has taken the side of the Vatican in an Oregon lawsuit that names the Holy See as a defendant for its role in the sexual abuse crisis.
Vatican seeks dismissal of US class action suit
Carolyn Moynihan | 18 May 2010
The Vatican has filed a motion to dismiss a class action suit in Kentucky that is attempting to put the blame for clerical sex abuse on the Pope and the Holy See.
If the Vatican isn’t a sovereign state, can we bomb it?
Michael Cook | 14 April 2010
The Economist has a gift for simplifying complex situations and complicating seemingly simple ones. In its latest issue it offers an interesting angle on the argument that the Holy See is not a sovereign state advanced by British barrister Geoffrey Robertson ...
Vatican publishes guide to abuse procedures
Carolyn Moynihan | 13 April 2010
Yesterday the Vatican website published a Guide to Understanding Basic CDF Procedures concerning Sexual Abuse Allegations.
Could the Pope be arrested?
Michael Cook | 09 April 2010
The media’s favourite atheist, Christopher Hitchens, has called for an “international warrant” for the arrest of the Pope on charges of abetting sex abuse. Now the British-Australian celebrity human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson, who is also a high-ranking UN jurist, is using the crisis to call for the abolition of the Holy See’s status as an international state and possibly the indictment of the Pope before the International Criminal Court.
Ratzinger wanted full probe of former cardinal
Carolyn Moynihan | 31 March 2010
Cardinal Ratzinger wanted the case of a former cardinal fully investigated in 1995.
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