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Jul
01
2010
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Lawsuit claims church protected abusive Salesian priest with transfers to 3 continents

A California man who alleges he was abused in the 1960s by a priest who belonged to the Salesian order of the Roman Catholic church filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the order and the Vatican, claiming officials covered for the cleric by shuffling him between three continents over three decades.

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6/30/10 Press Conference Announcing Lawsuit Naming Vatican and Salesian Defendants Involving Sexual Abuse by Fr. Jim “Titian” Miani.

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Video of Press conference held 6/30/10 in California

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Jun
30
2010
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Press Release - California man first to sue Vatican after U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Foreign Sovereign Immunity case against Holy See

Press Conference Today Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 1:00 P.M. Pacific [Omni Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles]   California man first to sue Vatican after U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Foreign Sovereign Immunity case against Holy See   Alleges cover-up of sexual abuse by high Catholic officials in the Vatican, superiors in the Salesian Society and Bishops affiliated with the high school in Bellflower   The priest, Father Titian Miani, was known to have sexually assaulted students at a Native American boarding school in Canada, in Italy, and also in the California

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Miani Timeline

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Miani locations Map

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Miani Picture

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Miani listed as a priest in 2010

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Miani Complaint

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Jun
28
2010
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Supreme Court won't hear Vatican appeal over Oregon clergy sex abuse lawsuit

Supreme Court won't hear Vatican appeal over Oregon clergy sex abuse lawsuit   By Associated Press June 28, 2010 | 8:46 a.m.    WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Supreme Court won't stop a lawsuit that accuses the Vatican of conspiring with U.S. church officials to transfer a priest from city to city despite repeated accusations that the clergyman sexually abused young people.The high court Monday refused to hear an appeal from the Vatican, a decision that allows the lawsuit to move forward. No one has ever successfully sued the Vatican over sex abuse by clergy.Sovereign immunity laws

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