Sunday, July 4, 2010

Vatican Lawyer Jeffrey Lena on Immunity and Responsibility

Vatican Radio - 30 June 2010

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a lawsuit that challenges the Vatican's immunity from prosecution in clerical sex abuse cases.

Jeffrey Lena is the California-based attorney currently representing the Holy See in the Oregon case of Holy See vs John Doe.

In the following interview, Mr Lena responds to erroneous reporting in the mass media, and reiterates that “the fact that the Holy See is not involved, and the priest in question was not an employee of the Holy See, is not to say that the victim is not truly a victim.  He surely suffered as no child ever deserves to suffer, and there is no question in this case that this man was victimized by a priest”:

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