Friday, June 9, 2006

D. Ore. Allows Suit Against Vatican

A federal district judge in Oregon rejected the Vatican's motion to dismiss a case for lack of jurisdiction. The plaintiff, a Seattle-area man, alleges that Holy See is liable for transferring a priest from Ireland to Chicago to Portland, when it knew he had a history of sexual abuse. JURIST - Paper Chase: Vatican loses bid for immunity in Oregon clergy abuse lawsuit. The article links to the plaintiff's complaint (Doe v. Holy See).

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