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Pope Benedict To Seek Immunity & Protection On February 23rd

Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:32 pm

Sounds like Ratzinger's departure is getting nasty.....


Pope Benedict To Seek Immunity & Protection From Italian President Giorgio Napolitano On February 23, 2013

International Tribunal calls on Napolitano to "not collude in criminality", and announces global campaign to occupy Vatican property and launch human rights inquiry in Italy
Rome (9 am local time):

Pope Benedict, Joseph Ratzinger, has scheduled a meeting with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano for Saturday, February 23 to discuss securing protection and immunity from prosecution from the Italian government, according to Italian media sources.

Ratzinger's meeting follows upon the apparent receipt by the Vatican of a diplomatic note from an undisclosed European government on February 4, stating its intention to issue an arrest warrant for Ratzinger, who resigned from his pontificate less than a week later.

In response to the February 23 meeting, the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS), through its field Secretary, Rev. Kevin Annett, has written to President Napolitano, asking him to refrain from assisting Ratzinger in evading justice.

The ITCCS letter states, in part,

"I need not remind you, Mr. President, that under international law and treaties that have been ratified by Italy, you and your government are forbidden from granting such protection to those like Joseph Ratzinger who have aided and abetted criminal actions, such as ordering Bishops and Cardinals in America and elsewhere to protect known child rapists among their clergy.

"Your obligation to the Vatican through the Lateran Treaty does not negate or nullify the requirements of these higher moral and international laws; nor does it require that you give any protection or immunity to a single individual like Joseph Ratzinger, especially after he has left his papal office."

A copy of the complete text of the ITCCS letter follows.

In response to the documented crimes of child torture, trafficking and genocide linked to Pope Benedict and Vatican officials, the ITCCS will be sponsoring a series of ongoing protests and occupations of Roman Catholic churches and offices through its affiliates around the world beginning in Easter week, March 24-31, 2013, and continuing indefinitely.

These actions will accompany the legal efforts to bring Joseph Ratzinger and other Vatican officials to trial for their proven complicity in crimes against humanity and criminal conspiracy.

The Easter Reclamation Campaign will seize church property and assets to prevent their use by child raping priests, who are protected under Catholic canon law. Citizens have this right to defend their communities and children when the authorities refuse to do so, under international law.

Rev. Kevin Annett and an official delegation from the ITCCS Central Office will also be convening a formal human rights inquiry in Rome commencing the week of May 13, 2013, to consider further charges against the Vatican and its new Pope for crimes against humanity and obstruction of justice.

Rev. Annett and his delegation will be working with organizations across Italy in this investigation. In 2009 and 2010, he held rallies outside the Vatican and met with media and human rights groups across Italy to charge the Vatican with the death of more than 50,000 aboriginal children in Canada.

Re: Pope Benedict To Seek Immunity & Protection On February

Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:55 pm

Tony Trout wrote:Sounds like Ratzinger's departure is getting nasty.....


Pope Benedict To Seek Immunity & Protection From Italian President Giorgio Napolitano On February 23, 2013

International Tribunal calls on Napolitano to "not collude in criminality", and announces global campaign to occupy Vatican property and launch human rights inquiry in Italy
Rome (9 am local time):...


Not a word about this on the news sites [yet] !

Re: Pope Benedict To Seek Immunity & Protection On February

Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:00 pm

ColinB wrote:
Tony Trout wrote:Sounds like Ratzinger's departure is getting nasty.....


Pope Benedict To Seek Immunity & Protection From Italian President Giorgio Napolitano On February 23, 2013

International Tribunal calls on Napolitano to "not collude in criminality", and announces global campaign to occupy Vatican property and launch human rights inquiry in Italy
Rome (9 am local time):...


Not a word about this on the news sites [yet] !



Here's the only link I could find:

http://itccs.org/2013/02/14/pope-benedi ... bruary-23/

Re: Pope Benedict To Seek Immunity & Protection On February

Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:06 pm

Old Pope John Paul is THE only Pope to me. I wouldn't recognise the current one if I fell over him !

Re: Pope Benedict To Seek Immunity & Protection On February

Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:36 pm

Swingin-Little-Guitar-Man wrote:Old Pope John Paul is THE only Pope to me. I wouldn't recognise the current one if I fell over him !



Are you referring to Pope John Paul II? If so...and no, I'm not Catholic, but...I agree. There are just certain "faces" that stay with you...if that makes sense...

Re: Pope Benedict To Seek Immunity & Protection On February

Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:52 am

It is not, apparently, a real court of any kind of actual authority. Looks like a group of activists. They say their authority comes from "natural law."

In any event, an upcoming HBO special, scheduled prior to his resignation is "indictment" enough. And he will eventually live out his days cloistered inside the Vatican. They are building something. He won't be among people. So, that's that.

I think Pope Paul goes back to my childhood: prior to JP 1, who died (there remains a controversy regarding the cause) very soon after assuming the Papacy in the 1970s. JP2 is the most recent one before Ratzinger.

rjm

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Re: Pope Benedict To Seek Immunity & Protection On February

Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:06 pm

Tony Trout wrote:
ColinB wrote:
Tony Trout wrote:Sounds like Ratzinger's departure is getting nasty.....


Pope Benedict To Seek Immunity & Protection From Italian President Giorgio Napolitano On February 23, 2013

International Tribunal calls on Napolitano to "not collude in criminality", and announces global campaign to occupy Vatican property and launch human rights inquiry in Italy
Rome (9 am local time):...


Not a word about this on the news sites [yet] !



Here's the only link I could find:

http://itccs.org/2013/02/14/pope-benedi ... bruary-23/


Still nothing on the usual 'news' sites !

Either the whole thing is a hoax, or there's a conspiracy of silence in the media !

rjm wrote:It is not, apparently, a real court of any kind of actual authority.
Looks like a group of activists.
They say their authority comes from "natural law."


Whoever they are, it's something pretty 'newsworthy' I would have thought !

But not a peep.............. strange !

Re: Pope Benedict To Seek Immunity & Protection On February

Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:45 pm

rjm wrote:It is not, apparently, a real court of any kind of actual authority. Looks like a group of activists. They say their authority comes from "natural law."

In any event, an upcoming HBO special, scheduled prior to his resignation is "indictment" enough. And he will eventually live out his days cloistered inside the Vatican. They are building something. He won't be among people. So, that's that.

I think Pope Paul goes back to my childhood: prior to JP 1, who died (there remains a controversy regarding the cause) very soon after assuming the Papacy in the 1970s. JP2 is the most recent one before Ratzinger.

rjm

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Wasn't Pope John Paul I assassinated?