Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Top British prelate may sue newspaper over abuse claim

Catholic World News - April 15, 2010

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster may file a defamation suit against the London Times, responding to the newspaper's claim that he had protected a pedophile priest.

A spokesman for the archbishop said that he is "taking legal advice" about the proper response to the Times story. Pointing out that the priest cited by the Times was working in London, at a time when Archbishop Nichols headed the Birmingham archdiocese, the spokesman said that the archbishop was not involved in the case, and the charge against him was "completely unfounded and is an unwarranted slur."

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($18,909 to go):
$35,000.00 $16,091.48
54% 46%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: bnewman - Apr. 15, 2010 10:17 PM ET USA

    Anti-catholicism in the UK is a popular blood sport, with an interesting history. Serious British Catholics know it must be contested vigorously.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video CWN - 22 hours ago
Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text) CWN - 22 hours ago