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← Pope Mass hints at fightback against abuse critics

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Comment #474023 by Cartomancer

The catholic church does not get to make up its own special legal system, run by its own people, in order to avoid the justice everybody else must face.

Unfortunately they think they do. I'm not sure what is the official position of the church, but I was once told by a catholic priest that the civil authorities have a duty to ask the church's permission before prosecuting a member of the clergy.

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:18:00 UTC | #453656