Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Vatican accused in Belgium


Victims of sexual abuse within the church want to take the Vatican to court in Brussels, said Wednesday the lawyer, Walter Van Steenbrugge, who with his fellow lawyer, Christine Mussche represents some 75 victims.

The victims complain about the Vatican's negligent conduct and their lack of reaction to the announcement of sexual abuse. Mr. Van Steenbrugge will make a legal complaint about the Vatican in Brussels, which is where the investigative judge Wim De Troy is inquiring into acts of non-assistance to persons in danger associated with the sexual abuse occurred within the Church. Walter Van Steenbrugge also is focusing on people in Belgium, but he will not reveal their identity. The victims will know themselves in the middle of May, after the introduction of the complaint. (VIM)

Bishop Williamson/ Cardinal Schönborn / Vatican

Bishop Williamson will be back in court in two months which will be deciding whether to change the penalty for his conviction for inciting racial hatred.

Meanwhile, Viennese Cardinal Schönborn has told Osservatore Romano that Blessed Pope John Paul II is likely to be made a saint. He says there is a clear demand for this to occur.

The Pope has asked states to be guarantees of religious liberty in an address to the Pontifical Academy of Soiences- before the Council, the Vatican would expect states to support the Catholic Faith.