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
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