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US federal court asks Vatican to serve papers on Pope

October 01, 2010

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A federal judge in Milwaukee has asked Vatican officials to serve court papers on Pope Benedict XVI and other Church leaders in connection with a sex-abuse lawsuit involving a Wisconsin priest. Church officials are under no legal obligation to honor the request, since a US court has no jurisdiction at the Vatican.

 


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  • Posted by: Guest6455 - Oct. 02, 2010 11:47 AM ET USA

    The Church is not hiding as if there is something unknown to others. So many victims did not go to the police to tell their story. Apparently they did not have much faith in the justice system.

  • Posted by: Obregon - Oct. 01, 2010 10:18 PM ET USA

    Amazing, "Church officials are under no legal obligation to honor the request, since a US court has no jurisdiction at the Vatican." and indeed it was wise to sign the Lateran Treaty of 1929 or some lawyers in this country would now take advantage of lack of protection for the Holy See to do their disgusting job!

  • Posted by: Defender - Oct. 01, 2010 7:44 PM ET USA

    Makes one wonder about our legal system, doesn't it?