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The Government has moved to prevent the possibility of an arrest warrant being issued against the Pope during his state visit this autumn. Sky News understands that Whitehall officials have been "seriously concerned" that campaigners would use international criminal rules to try to detain the Pontiff while he is in the UK.
Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC were among those campaigners reported to be looking at the options for bringing a private prosecution in relation to the Pope's alleged cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
Oh and really this is no surprise ... of course he is going to be protected, he is the POPE and that comes with more than a few perks.
but sometimes that's just the way the world is and sadly there isn't much we can do about it.
Originally posted by Maxmars
Why would the government even have to do this? Isn't the Pope considered a foreign head of state? Don't they all have de facto diplomatic immunity from prosecution?
Originally posted by Pocketsa Nazi Pope protecting paedophiles