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    Thumbs up Establishment of 'The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State'.

    In June, the The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) was established.

    Its 5 basic principles are

    1. Full reparations for survivors,

    2. Full disclosure of the crimes,

    3. Repatriation of the dead,

    4. Criminal prosecution of those responsible,

    5. Preventative measures to ensure that the crimes against children end.

    The sponsoring organizations of the ITCCS include the Templemore Forgotten Victims of Antrim in Ireland, Survivors of Clergy Abuse of Australia, The Akha Heritage Foundation of Thailand, The Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared of Canada, Against Church Terror Coalition of America, SAPED and the Cultural Foundation Native Expressions of Canada.
    http://www.hiddenfromhistory.org/Rec...5/Default.aspx

    Their first joint action will be in London to coincide with the pope's visit, later this month.

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 – Arrive in London, UK

    Wednesday, September 15: 11 am Book Launch by K. Annett, downtown London - 7 pm Public Lecture by Tribunal members, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square (under auspices of The Secular Society)

    Thursday, September 16: 11 am – Public Vigil for victims of the Roman Catholic church and Press Conference with Tribunal members – outside Westminster Catholic Cathedral

    Friday, September 17: Participate in protests and vigils against Pope Joseph Ratzinger outside Lambeth Palace and Houses of Parliament – followed by possible evening conference of survivors of Catholic abuse

    Saturday, September 18: Counter events to oppose public mass and vigil by the Pope – outside Westminster Cathedral and Hyde Park

    Sunday, September 19: 11 am - Public walking vigil and procession to Westminster Cathedral and Abbey – laying of remains from church schools
    http://eightfiressociety.blogspot.co...-european.html

    With the political power that can be yielded by the church and individual states, it takes all those individuals who have been wounded, scared, broken and now, fearless, to come together to challenge such power.

    Their search for justice, is truly a journey of courage and self-determination. I wish them well and support, in their fight for justice and truth.

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    With the political power that can be yielded by the church and individual states, it takes all those individuals who have been wounded, scared, broken and now, fearless, to come together to challenge such power.

    Their search for justice, is truly a journey of courage and self-determination. I wish them well and support, in their fight for justice and truth.
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    I wish them all the luck in the world, but I doubt that against the monolith of the RCC they will have much success. The greatest thing that could happen is that the Vatican and the Pope should lose sovereign immunity. Ideally, Italy should reassert its sovereignty over the whole of the city of Rome and make the RCC amenable to its laws.
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    Default Re: Establishment of 'The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cato View Post
    Ideally, Italy should reassert its sovereignty over the whole of the city of Rome and make the RCC amenable to its laws.
    Thats a good idea.

    America could put together a "coalition of the willing" restore democracy to that enclave of Italy.

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    Default Re: Establishment of 'The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State'.

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    Local clergy abuse survivor testified before the United Nations Committee today in Geneva, Switzerland. David Clohessy, with the Survivors Network of Those Abused By Priests, claims the Vatican has violated a 1990 treaty pledging to put the rights of children first in all of its decision-making.
    “We are presenting evidence to this committee that shows that the Vatican is basically breaking those promises and breaking that treaty,” he says.
    While Clohessy says the UN does not really have much power in this case, it does have a bully pulpit to alert the world what SNAP sees as the church’s condoning of cover ups and enabling of more offenses against children.
    “Really for the first time ever an international secular body will be essentially calling Vatican officials to account and to report on how they are keeping or not keep their promises around children’s well-being and safety,” Clohessy says.”
    The Vatican will go before the committee next January.

    More on the above from Huffington Post: Confromting the Vatican on the Rights of Children
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