Saturday, December 11, 2010

WikiLeaks cables show Vatican pressured Irish gov't to grant immunity in priest sex abuse probe

Newly released U.S. diplomatic cables indicate that the Vatican felt "offended" that Ireland failed to respect Holy See "sovereignty" by asking high-ranking churchmen to answer questions from an Irish government commission probing decades of sex abuse of minors by clergy.

That the Holy See used its diplomatic immunity status as a tiny-city state to try to thwart Ireland's government-led probe has long been known. But the WikiLeaks cables, published by Britain's The Guardian newspaper on Saturday, contain delicate, behind-the-scenes diplomatic assessments of the highly charged situation.
AP/ New York Daily News
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1 comment:

  1. It is interesting to read through the Wikileaks documents and find certain things pertaining to the vatican. There are some things that need to be changed within that organization!