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← Pope Mass hints at fightback against abuse critics

GalacticAtom's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by GalacticAtom

"He changed the law so that sexual offences committed with anyone under the age of 18 would be a crime in Church law."

So a sexual offence committed against someone over 18 is not a crime in Church "law"?

But they still don't get it, do they? We really don't care what "church law" says - outside the "tinpot fiefdom" (nice phrase, Richard!) of the Vatican the law of the land prevails, and the church has no more jurisdication over crimes than any other private organization or employer. Official Vatican advice should always have been "call the police!".

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:11:00 UTC | #453653