"This man is not above or outside the law. The institutionalised concealment of child rape is a crime under any law and demands not private ceremonies of repentance or church-funded payoffs, but justice and punishment." [Christopher Hitchens]
Richard Dawkins and his right-hand man Christopher Hitchens are planning a legal ambush to have the Pope arrested during his September state visit to Britain “for crimes against humanity”.
The pair believe they can exploit the same legal principle used to arrest Augusto Pinochet, the late Chilean dictator, when he visited Britain in 1998.
All Catholics who believe he is innocent, should look-forward to his arrest and questioning by British Police, so all these baseless allegations made against him, can be put to rest.
What does an innocent man like him have to fear?
Even should British Police prosecutors feel there is a case to answer, Papal apologists who believe Ratzinger is innocent of covering-up sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, should welcome the chance for him to prove his innocence in an open court of law.
He would have the best team of defence-lawyers money could buy.
Ratzingers trial will be one of the biggest in world-history and his innocence or guilt could be measured in a court of law rather than the current ‘court of media’.
Things could be put-to-rest once and for all with such a trial.
Surely ‘justice’ is something that means something and is still in the vocabulary of The Vatican and the billion Catholics around the globe should be welcoming & embracing the prospect of Ratzinger facing his accusers and proving his innocence once-and-for-all.
Anyone who is trying to rally-against his questioning by British Police clearly thinks he has something to hide.
And to those who think that think Ratzinger is a head-of-state and can claim diplomatic immunity, they need a little history lesson that it was the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini that bestowed The Vatican the title ‘state’ and The United Nations doesn’t recognise their sovereignty any more than the Sea-Org head-quarters of The Scientologists in Florida.