Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Vatican-sex abuse - further news

I blogged about this same case previously, but I was scouting and found another article on the subject.

Supreme Court rejects Vatican appeal in sex abuse case

The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to consider whether the Vatican has legal immunity over the sexual abuse of minors by priests in the United States, allowing a lawsuit filed in 2002 to go forward.

This article goes a little more in depth and even highlights the point that the Vatican now has no claims of immunity on the subject. Which is as it should be. I find it deplorable that they have to take the 'employer' route to even get this to court in the first place - but if this is a loop-hole that works, then I hope they exploit it to the fullest.

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