Statement of Jeff Anderson on Vatican release of partial discovery in John V. Doe v. Holy See
“Unfortunately my office has not yet received the court-ordered discovery in John V. Doe v. Holy See, therefore, we will reserve comment until the document production is received and reviewed. It should be noted, however, that the documents made public today by the Vatican are a partial release of what the court has ordered, and the Vatican release makes no mention of existing documents containing knowledge of abuse in Ireland and the United States that Vatican protocols, issued in 1922 and 1962, require to be forwarded to the Holy See. Indeed, the absence of these documents in the discovery would clearly raise more questions and concerns.”
*Assuming the discovery is received as required on Friday, August 19, Jeff Anderson is planning a Monday, August 22nd, press conference in St. Paul. An announcement containing details will be sent later this week.