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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.
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.
Originally posted by Retseh
The British really are strangely obsessed with paedophiles aren't they?
Was it Sheffield where they accused half the city of fiddling with their kids?
I wonder if they would have arrested the Prophet Mohammed for his under age kiddie preclusions. Methinks not, in the befuddled British brain only Christians are capable of such wrongdoing.
I believe that amongst it's many other transgressions, mostly against its own people, the British have a type of selective religious hatred.
Originally posted by MarkusMaximus
Not to excuse any possible actions of the Pope in regards to sheltering guilty priests, but, from an International standpoint:
The Pope is the head of the State of the Vatican. Literally a head of state, like the President.
So, we could compare this arrest threat to those who wish to arrest the President of the United States for war crimes (which might be an accurate charge)...Not going to happen. International law doesn't really allow for that.