The Vatican said Saturday that the resident of the Domus Sanctae Marthae has moved out temporarily and is in isolation, as are all the people who came into direct contact with him. New African American Histories and Biographies to Read Now. This is a devastating critique of the Church and cannot be ignored by any Catholic or person interested in the current child abuse crisis. They were led to believe that they had a form of dual nationality: they were subject to local law if they killed or robbed or parked illegally and subject to church law if they gave the sacrament to Baptists or Presbyterians or raped small children”. Two years later he is alleged to have signed an Arian formula of faith to regain his freedom. At times while reading this book I became so enraged I almost hurled it off the balcony. It's in three parts: the first part smashes the argument that the pope is a head of state by proving that Vatican City does not meet the criteria for statehood. Full of detail on this, and the flimsy justification for the Pope's immunity from prosecution as a head of state (as explained in the book "statehood" a result of a treaty between the church and Mussolini for domestic Italian reasons, and the use the church makes of this to gain a voice on UN decision-making. Hmmm. Pope Benedict XVI. 186 further deaths … One blindingly simple reason for the huge amount of child abuse in the Catholic church (on one estimate, up to 9% of clerics are implicated) is that the perpetrators know they will almost certainly get away with it. The Case of the Pope addresses a horrifying problem in our world, and you will likely find yourself angry that so little has been done to address it. He manages to separate the religion from the actions of its leaders, resulting in a powerful, yet respectful, piece of work. At times while reading this book I became so enraged I almost hurled it off the balcony. An enlightening review of the Church's highly secret legal system. A very level headed and unbiased exploration of the facts concerning the Catholic Church's turning a blind eye to and then covering up paedophilia by it priests on children by a british QC and judge. It also means that as the only body in the world with "non-member state" status at the UN, the Catholic church has a global platform for pursuing its goals of diminishing women, demonising homosexuals, obstructing the use of condoms to prevent Aids and refusing to allow abortion even to save the life of the mother. Did Pope Francis play a major role in Argentina’s Dirty War? Under a veil of phoney-baloney legislative secrecy children were molested and left damaged for life, paid hush money or simply abandoned and forgotten in the rush to avoid scandal and protect the reputation of the church. Pope Felix IV appointed Boniface II as pope before his death, but the priests of Rome — the papal electors of the time — elected Dioscorus after Felix passed away. Very legal (written by a QC-Queen's Council), highlighting the weakness, selfishness and numerous wrongs either instituted or continued by the last 3 popes, Benedict XVI — April 19, 2005-Feb. 28, 2013; John Paul II — Oct. 16, 1978-April 2, 2005; and John Paul I — Aug. 26-Sept. 28, 1978. Start by marking “The Case of the Pope: Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuse” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters. So far-very enlightening! I borrowed a copy but am about to by my own, it's a book for keeping. Both men were consecrated on the same day, but Dioscorus died 22 days later, and Boniface II was accepted as pope after pressuring many of Dioscorus’s original supporters. Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has ordered authorities to resolve the case of Minsk's exiled Catholic archbishop at the request of Pope Francis, the foreign minister said on Tuesday.Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, who had angered Lukashenko by defending the rights of anti-government protesters, was barred from entry in August as … But Robertson does an excellent job in marshalling his legal voodoo and applying it to the issue of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church. 'The case of the pope' Tag: Dirk Verhofstadt It’s time to LOCK HIM UP. But make no mistake that, by the time you finish this, you will understand the priests who commit the crimes, the efforts by the Holy See to ensure they go unpunished, and why it has no right to do so. But something was wrong with these findings. Lijst van artikels. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. It's in three parts: the first part smashes the argument that the pope is a head of state by proving that Vatican City does not meet the criteria for statehood. In the midst of the Arian crisis Pope Liberius was banished by the Arian Emperor Constantius II in A.D. 355 for refusing to condemn St. Athanasius. Certain documents discrediting him are forgeries. Overall it is comprehensive, the arguments are airtight. As Robertson says: “These men believed for good reason that they would get away with it. Then he lays out th. Although there are legal questions raised and answered throughout it never becomes too complex to follow and as a whole constructs a thorough run through of the scandal, dealing with it in detail from 2002 onwards. As a Catholic I found this book harrowing as it has made me question what the Church actually stands for and whether any Catholic can in good conscience continue to defend this corrupt and morally bankrupt institution. He is involved to a disturbing degree. This is a legal brief. Summed up nicely with a p. Forensic analysis of the controversy surrounding the Vatican's lack of action over child abuse within the Catholic Church and Ratzinger's responsibility in it all. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Pope Francis (Latin: Franciscus; Italian: Francesco; Spanish: Francisco; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 17 December 1936) is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. We are made by history.” So, this January, as we celebrate Martin Luther King... To see what your friends thought of this book, This is by no means an enjoyable read. The Case of the Pope: Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuses by Geoffrey Robertson. For almost a quarter of a century, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the man who is now Pope, was in supreme command of this parallel system of justice – a system deliberately hidden from the public, police and parliaments and run, so Robertson maintains, in defiance of international law. 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