Monday, August 09, 2010

Plaintiffs give up sex abuse case against Vatican


Plaintiff's attorney William McMurry told The Associated Press the case is ending because of an earlier ruling that the Vatican is a foreign nation and can't be held liable for policies the suit contended shielded abusive priests. He said most U.S. victims have reached settlements with a diocese and can't go after the Vatican now.

McMurry said a months-long search for victims who haven't settled and could pursue the lawsuit failed to find any willing to come forward.