“It marks for the first time in Australia a decision that exercises attribution of liability to a bishop for the acts of his predatory priest or assistant priest,” lawyer Sangeeta Sharmin said.
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Saviano’s funeral will be held Dec. 3 at his childhood parish.
Ahead of the Nov. 8-11 bishops’ meeting, more than 200 Catholics sent a letter to the bishops’ conference calling for an independent investigation into clerical abuse.
‘[Father Robert] McWilliams targeted a vulnerable population that is also our most valuable resource: our children,’ the court brief states. ‘His conduct is beyond serious and demands an appropriately lengthy sentence.’
A Chamber of seven judges decided by six votes to one that courts in Belgium did not violate Article 6 § 1 of the convention, on the right of access to a court, when they declined jurisdiction in respect of the Vatican.
It is not yet clear whether Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta will be apprehended in the Vatican City State and extradited to Argentina.
Citing deference to the gag order, the Vatican has declined to comment on reports of the guilty verdict.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia commissioned the analysis, w
Sexual double lives among the clergy and failures in celibacy formation are among key factors that make priests-to-be vulnerable.