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Complaint: Policy of cover-up a violation of international law
NEWARK, N.J. (ChurchMilitant.com) – The Holy See is being slapped with a lawsuit over sex abuse cover-up.
In a virtual press conference Thursday, attorney Jeff Anderson announced he was filing a complaint in federal district court in New Jersey on behalf of four victims of serial homosexual predator, former cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
One of the victims is a priest, but his identity is hidden in this case to shield him from repercussions from his bishop and the Vatican.
In his address, Anderson, who specializes in prosecuting clerical sex abuse cases, detailed the specifics of the lawsuit. He laid blame for McCarrick’s decades of predation on minors and young men at the feet of three pontiffs: John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis.
“Why is the Vatican named? Because the problems and the source of them — which includes secrecy and hiding of the truth and hiding of the offenders and the perils that exist nationwide and across the globe — all come from Rome,” Anderson explained. …
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