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International Criminal Court rejects bid to investigate Pope Benedict

Catholic World News - June 13, 2013

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has turned down a bid to bring charges against Pope Benedict XVI for crimes against humanity.

The ICC found “no basis” for an investigation of the charges brought by groups representing sex-abuse victims, who had claimed that the Vatican perpetuated the molestation of children. The case was based on the assumption that the Vatican ultimately controlled the behavior of all Catholic priests. An attorney representing the Holy See had referred to the case as a “ludicrous publicity stunt.”

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