The Case of the Pope

The Case of the Pope

Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuse

Book - 2010
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THE CASE OF THE POPE delivers a devasting indictment of the way the Vatican has run a secret legal system that shields paedophile priests from criminal trial around the world. Is the Pope morally or legally responsible for the negligence that has allowed so many terrible crimes to go unpunished? Should he and his seat of power, the Holy See, continue to enjoy an immunity that places them above the law? Geoffrey Robertson QC, a distinguished human rights lawyer and judge, evinces a deep respect for the good works of Catholics and their church. But, he argues, unless Pope Benedict XVI can divest himself of the beguilements of statehood and devotion to obsolescent Canon Law, the Vatican will remain a serious enemy to the advance of human rights.
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2010.
ISBN: 9780241953846
0241953847
Branch Call Number: 262.982/ROBERTSON
Characteristics: 228 p. ; 20 cm.

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varaidzo89
Sep 07, 2011

This book opened my eyes. i will recommend it to anyone even though i am not a big fan of the writing style it is still a really good book

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Nutty
Mar 28, 2011

This book has a great premise. The arguement presented is very thought-provoking. However, the book follows a legal writing style instead of a prose style which may bother some readers.

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georgepatrick
Mar 24, 2011

Geoffrey Robertson QC (author of the Tyrannicide Brief) has written a brilliant and devastating condemnation of the Pope's criminal responsibility in the rape of thousands of children around the world by Catholic priests. Even devout Catholics who read this watertight case against Ratzinger will surely be appalled. Shameful, putrid, disgusting - words fail me.
POPE = Protector of Pedophiles Everywhere.
And yet, no doubt, "good Catholics" will look away.

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