SCOTUS: Vatican Can Be Sued For Former Chicago Priest Abuser
By Prescott Carlson in News on Jun 28, 2010 8:20PM
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Anderson told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that the ruling was a "breakthrough" and "really, really huge," adding, "We've kicked down the iron gates that [the Catholic Church has] been hiding behind all these years." Anderson thinks the suit may even lead to a deposition with Pope Benedict.
Anderson first filed the suit in 2002, and a judge ruled that Ronan was indeed a Vatican employee based on Oregon law, a ruling later supported by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court. The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) issued a statement about Monday's Supreme Court ruling calling it a "crucial step forward towards healthier public understanding of the depth of church corruption."