13 Sep '11, 12pm

Child abuse victims sue pope for crimes against humanity

Child abuse victims sue pope for crimes against humanity

VATICAN CITY : An international group for victims of sexual abuse by priests said on Wednesday they were suing Pope Benedict XVI through the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) said it had filed a complaint calling on the ICC to "take action and prosecute the Pope" for "direct and superior responsibility for the crimes against humanity of rape and other sexual violence committed around the world." In a statement, SNAP said members from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States had travelled to The Hague to urge prosecutors to investigate the head of the Roman Catholic Church. They also asked for three high-ranking Vatican officials - Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, his predecessor Angelo Sodano and the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, US Cardinal ...

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