Lawsuit draws out key questions about Pope's authority over bishops
May 21, 2010
In arguing that sex-abuse victims should not be allowed to list the Pope as a defendant in an American lawsuit, the Vatican has entered into complicated legal and theological debates. John Allen draws out the implications of the contrasting arguments: many of them interesting, some quite surprising.
- The autonomy of bishops, and suing the Vatican (National Catholic Reporter)
- Kentucky lawsuit forces US court to ask: are bishops 'employees' of Vatican? (CWN, 5/18)
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