Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Abuse Survivors Sue Vatican

Five survivors of clergy sexual abuse filed a lawsuit yesterday in a Minnesota federal district court against the Vatican, seeking damages as well as release of the names of priests accused of child molestation and documents and information relating to the charges. The 77-page complaint (full text) in Keenan v. Holy See, (D MN, filed 5/14/2019) alleges various state causes of action as well as a claim of violation of international human rights law. AP reports on the lawsuit. A video of the press conference held by plaintiffs' lawyers to announce the filing of the lawsuit is also available online.