Lawsuit : Vatican covered up child sex

2011-05-11 21:10

Chicago - A lawsuit has been filed against the Vatican on behalf of the mother of a victim of sexual abuse by an imprisoned Chicago priest.

The lawsuit filed on Wednesday by attorney Jeff Anderson claims the Holy See helped cover up the sexual abuse of children, including by Father Daniel McCormack.

McCormack pleaded guilty in 2007 to sexually abusing five children and was sentenced to five years in prison. He's been accused of abusing more than 20 children.

The Vatican has argued it is shielded from lawsuits as a sovereign nation. Anderson's lawsuit claims McCormack was a "direct agent" of the Vatican.

The Archdiocese of Chicago in 2008 agreed to pay millions to settle abuse claims against McCormack - including the victim in the latest lawsuit.

  • oxygen - 2011-05-12 08:50


  • Poaul Zwarts - 2011-05-12 09:08

    Put the Rat in the Hat on trial for crimes against humanity!

  • avaricesa - 2011-05-12 09:25

    What is it with Catholic priests?

      Barry M - 2011-05-12 10:24

      Unlike priests from other religious groups they are expected to practice abstinence - so a Roman Catholic priest must either "bash his bishop” or bugger an altar boy – I’m not sure which is worse.

  • GerryC - 2011-05-12 12:34

    The Vatican claim Sovereing Terrirory because they know as a religion over the years they have raped, pillaged,murdered and more recently abused those that trust them all in the name of a god and one day they will have to pay for their crimes - that day is coming soon and confession is just not going to cut the mustard

  • Patsy - 2012-02-12 10:31

    Correct me, please, if my facts aren't correct. Who secretly supported the Nazis in WW2 - and probably encouraged the murdering of millions of Jews and other "undesirables"? Who has been responsible for millions of unwanted children - through lack of birth control? Who is responsible for millions of foetuses being aborted for the same reason. Who has caused havoc in peoples' traditional lives with their conversion/fear tactics? I once had a friend who insisted the pope was the most wicked man on earth. I also once knew a very wise Rabbi who told me that Catholicism was 90% Judaism and 10% paganism!!! Unfortunately, it appears the paganism took over. Apologies to all my Catholic friends.

      Fidel - 2012-02-12 10:49

      "Correct me, please, if my facts aren't correct. Who secretly supported the Nazis in WW2" International bankers and industrialist, the Rothschilds, Rockefellers,etc.

  • Burgert Adriaan Potgieter - 2013-10-01 20:20

    Good News. Fire those B@stards for failing and abusing Children and put them in Prison for the rest of their lives. Sexual Crimes against Children should be Punishable with Death.

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