Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:10 PM
hue (4,908 posts)
Letter to Italian President alleges Pope seeks 'legal immunity'
Rome - A letter by the Secretary of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State alleges Pope Benedict XVI is asking the Italian government to grant him protection and immunity from legal prosecution.
On Thursday, the ITCCS issued a statement saying the Pope has requested to meet with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on February 23rd. The Vatican Information Service has confirmed that the Pope is scheduled to meet with Napolitano on the 23rd.
The ITCCS claims the Pope sought the meeting to ask for immunity from prosecution by the Italian government. In a letter to Napolitano, ITCCS Secretary, Rev. Kevin Annett, says:
"I need not remind you, Mr. President, that under international law and treaties that have been ratified by Italy, you and your government are forbidden from granting such protection to those like Joseph Ratzinger who have aided and abetted criminal actions, such as ordering Bishops and Cardinals in America and elsewhere to protect known child rapists among their clergy. "
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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:03 AM
King_Klonopin (537 posts)
5. Why are they focusing wrath on this Pope ?
It was the previous Pope and all his underlings, down to
the lowliest diocesan priest, who presided over this debacle.