Center for Constitutional Rights to Take Vatican to Court

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September 13, 2011; Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Angered by the fact that no high ranking Roman Catholic officials have been prosecuted for sheltering priests accused of sexual abuse, the Survivor’s Network of Those Abused by Priests will work with the Center for Constitutional Rights to appeal to the International Criminal Court for an investigation. The organization alleges that that the church has maintained a “long-standing and pervasive system of sexual violence” and accuses Vatican officials of creating policies that perpetuated the damage, constituting an attack against a civilian population.—Ruth McCambridge

  • Danny Haszard

    Not to diminish the serious sin of the RCC but Please examine the Jehovah’s Witnesses who go door to door and come on our property.

    Jehovah’s Witnesses pedophiles.
    Many court documents and news events prove that Jehovah’s Witnesses require two witnesses when a child comes forward with allegations of molestation within the congregation. Such allegations have customarily been treated as sins instead of crimes and are only reported to authorities when it is required to do so by law, (which varies by state).

    It has also been shown that child molesters within the organization usually have not been identified to the congregation members or the public at large. These people engage in a door to door ministry, possibly exposing children to pedophiles.

    The Watchtower corporation has paid out millions in settlement money already.
    — Danny Haszard abuse victim


  • Randall Watters

    To add to Danny’s comment, the JWs are even worse because they are claiming the same exception as do the Catholics in clergy/parishioner privacy, but it doesn’t apply with the Witnesses because the whole body of elders and their wives know about these crimes. And they are losing court cases because they are WORSE than the Catholic Church in this matter, plus they come to your door! and they don’t kick you out for being a pedophile if you are repentant. In fact, within 5 years you can have responsibility in the congregation again, even being an elder! Instead, they threaten the accusers with getting kicked out for causing trouble, so they keep their mouthes shut! Sick.