In money and sex abuse cases, Vatican tribunal shows some spine

In money and sex abuse cases, Vatican tribunal shows some spine The judges of the Vatican City State criminal court – Venerando Marano, Giuseppe Pignatone and Carlo Bonzano – as the trial of 10 defendants in a financial malfeasance case begins. Photo: CNS
Letter from Rome It’s probably fair to say that over the centuries, the Pope’s criminal justice system hasn’t exactly enjoyed a sterling reputation. Nineteenth century French novelist and journalist Edmond About, whose 1859 book The Roman Question remains arguably the single best treatment of the papal court, wrote that in the unlikely event you were ever to…
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