Interesting report in the Irish Independent today whereby a US District Court has held that the Vatican cannot be held legally liable for the activities of a paedophile Irish priest. An alleged victim of the now deceased priest sought to have liability imposed on the Vatican on the basis that senior officials in Rome knew of the priest’s previous record of abuse while a teacher in Co. Tyrone, before he was moved to Chicago and then Portland. US District Court Judge Michael Mosman this week ruled that the Vatican could not be regarded as the priest’s employer, and therefore could not be liable
US Court rules Vatican cannot be held legally liable for activities of Irish priest
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