14 Sep '11, 5am

Child abuse victims ask International Criminal Court to prosecute the pope for crimes against humanity

Child abuse victims ask International Criminal Court to prosecute the pope for crimes against humanity

An international group for victims of sexual abuse by priests said on Tuesday had asked the International Criminal Court to prosecute Pope Benedict XVI for crimes against humanity. -- PHOTO: AP VATICAN CITY (AFP) - An international group for victims of sexual abuse by priests said on Tuesday had asked the International Criminal Court to prosecute Pope Benedict XVI for crimes against humanity. The Chicago-based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) said it had filed the complaint with the ICC with help from lawyers from the non-profit US Centre for Constitutional Rights (CCR). They called on the court 'take action and prosecute the Pope and three other high-ranking Vatican officials for their direct and superior responsibility for the crimes against humanity of rape and other sexual violence committed around the world.' 'Crimes against tens of thousands of vic...

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