May 17th, 2010
12:18 PM ET

Lawyer: Vatican to pursue new U.S. legal strategy

The Vatican will embark on a sweeping new legal strategy Monday in responding to allegations of sex abuse in the United States, CNN has learned.

Responding to a Louisville, Kentucky, lawsuit that seeks to depose top Vatican officials - including Pope Benedict XVI - the Holy See plans to file a motion Monday denying that the church issued a document mandating secrecy in the face of abuse allegations, as many victims allege, according to a Vatican attorney.

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  1. formercatholic

    I have always wondered why this religious organization gets away with crimes? For centuries they have committed crimes with impunity, they refuse to abide by the laws of the land claiming diplomatic immunity or sovereignty. The Governments of the world should change that so that they are required to report any criminal activity within the organization.

    I would not be surprised if they are found to be involved in the mexican drug cartels, political murders etc. It is time to have all religions big and small scrutinized and ensure that they are held to a higher standards just like the rest of us rest of us!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 10:29 am |
  2. DEAN

    It is very difficult to believe anything the leaders of the Catholic Church utter from their mouths. From the Pope on down. They have hidden and covered up this worldwide abuse long enough. It is time to come clean. Take enough money from their WAR CHEST and they will do something besides damage control. Serious jail time for these child molesters. Nothing short of that.

    June 25, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
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