August 21, 2012

Federal court says accused abusive priest didn’t work for the Vatican

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Anderson & Associates

Religion News Service photo courtesy of Jeff Anderson & Associates

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PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) A federal judge on Monday (Aug. 20) dismissed the Vatican from a lawsuit filed by a former Portland teenager who says he was sexually abused by a pedophile priest, ruling that the accused priest did not work directly for the Holy See. By Aimee Green.

  • frequentwind

    “We believe all of the responsibility lies with the Vatican,” he said.

    Really? None of the responsibility lies with the priest? Does that statement have anything to do with the fact that the Vatican has billions and trillions worth of assets, while the priest died 20 years ago and any estate would already have been distributed?