Monday :: Sep 19, 2005

Vatican Is Shielding Croatian War Criminal From UN Prosecution

by Steve

Pope Benedict XVI is apparently shielding a Croatian war criminal from capture and prosecution for war crimes committed during the Bosnian war. The Vatican claims that it has no international obligations to help the UN hunt war criminals, and even though the UN’s Chief Prosecutor knows roughly where General Ante Gotovina is holed up in Croatia, the Vatican says they have “no direct authority over individual bishops” who may know where Gotovina is.

Really? The Vatican has no authority over individual bishops? That sure isn’t the party line when it comes to abortion and politics, is it?

The church has fallen so far down in my estimation that, for me as a lifelong Catholic, it is almost impossible to respect this Pope or the church when you read stuff like this.

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