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Latest Pedophelia Scandal Rocks the Vatican

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On April 3, AP reported Williams (speaking out for the first time on Ireland's Roman Catholic church scandal), telling the BBC (for airing April 5 on its "Start the Week" program):


For "an institution (to be) so deeply bound into the life of a society, suddenly....losing all credibility - that's not just a problem for the church, it is a problem for everybody in Ireland, I think." He added that church officials protected child abusers for decades in many countries, choosing to sacrifice children to preserve their credibility.


International Criminal Court (ICC) Authority to Prosecute the Pope


The ICC is empowered to prosecute individuals for crimes of genocide, war, against humanity, aggression, abortion, homosexuality, and sexual slavery, very likely including pedophelia. As a result, according to ICC authority, Brigham Young Professor Richard G. Wilkins, offending priests and church officials are liable to criminal prosecutions under the Court's mandate, including the pope.


The ICC complements national judicial systems, but may act when they don't. Some experts believe the Vatican is a state, the pope its head. Others like noted jurist, UN Justice Council member, and president of the Special Court in Sierre Leone, Geoffrey Robertson, told the AP on April 3:


"The Vatican is not a state. It was a construct of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini."


Robertson believes it's time to challenge the pope's immunity, Britain's the place, and said so in a London Guardian April 2 article headlined, "Put the pope in the dock."


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