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[PDF / Epub] ☂ The Case of the Pope  Author Geoffrey Robertson – Fanfaremedia.co.uk chapter 1 The Case of the Pope , meaning The Case of the Pope , genre The Case of the Pope , book cover The Case of the Pope , flies The Case of the Pope , The Case of the Pope 28c5e473d4ddc In The Case Of The Pope Geoffrey Robertson QC Delivers A Devastating Indictment Of The Way The Vatican Has Run A Secret Legal System That Shields Paedophile Priests From Criminal Trial Around The World.Is The Pope Morally Or Legally Responsible For The Negligence That Has Allowed So Many Terrible Crimes To Go Unpunished Should He And His Seat Of Power, The Holy See, Continue To Enjoy An Immunity That Places Them Above The Law Geoffrey Robertson QC, A Distinguished Human Rights Lawyer And Judge, Evinces A Deep Respect For The Good Works Of Catholics And Their Church But, He Argues, Unless Pope Benedict XVI Can Divest Himself Of The Beguilements Of Statehood And Devotion To Obsolescent Canon Law, The Vatican Will Remain A Serious Enemy To The Advance Of Human Rights Robertson Is An Adept QC And This Is A Devastating Case Daily Telegraph Combines Moral Passion With Steely Forensic Precision It Is One Of The Most Formidable Demolition Jobs One Could Imagine On A Man Who Has Done To Discredit The Cause Of Religion Than Rasputin And Pat Robertson Put Together Terry Eagleton, Guardian Forceful, Wide Ranging The Tablet Robertson Has Not Become A Successful Lawyer By Muddling His Arguments And Distorting His Facts He Writes Clearly, At Times Passionately, As Counsel For The Prosecution John Lloyd, Financial TimesGeoffrey Robertson QC Is Founder And Head Of Doughty Street Chambers, The Largest Human Rights Practice In The UK In 2008, He Was Appointed As A Distinguished Jurist Member Of The UN Justice Council His Books Include Crimes Against Humanity The Struggle For Global Justice, A Memoir, The Justice Game And The Tyrannicide Brief, An Award Winning Study Of The Trial Of Charles I.


10 thoughts on “The Case of the Pope

  1. says:

    This is by no means an enjoyable read The prose is not elegant, the points are without humor Robertson takes his task very seriously The Case of the Pope addresses a horrifying problem in our world, and you will likely find yourself angry that so little has been done to address it But make no mistake that, by the time you finish this, you wi...


  2. says:

    This book is an indictment of the handling of the child abuse scandal within the Catholic church and the Vatican s and Pope Benedict XVI s contribution as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith before he was elected to the Papacy in covering up the allegations and obstructing the criminal justice system in the countries that abuse occurred.Geoffrey Robertson QC is not a fundamentalist atheist with an axe to grind against the Catholic Church this book contains an attack upon t This book is an indictment of the handling of the child abuse scandal within the Catholic church and the Vatican s and Pope Benedict XVI s contribution as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith before he was elected to the Papacy in covering up the allegations and obstructing the criminal justice system in the countries that abuse occurred.Geoffrey Robertson QC is not a fundamentalist at...


  3. says:

    Things you will learn from this book What is the catholic child abuse scandal, how big is it, and what has been the catholic churches response to it Is the Vatican legally accountable, is it a state, and if it was does that give it immunity How are the abusive preists getting away with it, what is cannon law, and how does it protect them In my view, no one can claim to be literate on these questions until they have read this book The history of the scandal is laid out cogently and clearly, as Things you will learn from this book What is the catholic child abuse scandal, how big is it, and what has been the catholic churches response to it Is the Vatican legally accountable, is it a state, and if it was does that give it immunity How are the abusive preists getting away with it, what is cannon law, and how does it protect them In my view, no one can claim to be literate on these questions until they have read this book The history of the scandal is laid out cogently and clearly, as well as the popes continual obfuscation and the media manipulation that tried to continue the cover up even once it was exposed The process of the cover up, and the hypocrisies of canon law, that allows an admission of peadophilia as an air tight defense, restrains everyone involved in the farcical process to perpetual silence on threat of excommunication, and has said excommunication as it s worst possible punishment, almost never given except to those who expose the rapists to th...


  4. says:

    This isn t something you read swiftly I had a novel on the go as well, and I d pick this up and read a few pages at a time Robertson sets out factually and unemotionally that Pope Ratarse should be tried for crimes against humanity because of his knowledge and cover up of the child sex abuse perpetuated by priests It s in three parts the first part smashes the argument that the pope is a head of state by proving that Vatican City does not meet the criteria for statehood Then he lays out th This isn t something you read swiftly I had a novel on the go as well, and I d pick this up and read a few pages at a time Robertson sets out factually and unemotionally that Pope Ratarse should be tried for crimes against humanity because of his knowledge and ...


  5. says:

    Wow, talk about damning This is an extremely well argued case by one of the preeminent international law scholars of our time He manages to separate the religion from the actions of its leaders, resulting in a powerful, yet respectful, piece of work One of the biggest surprises to me is the ticking time bomb that is the church s actions in South America and Africa, which remain largely a mystery When you live in the US or UK, you tend to think that the problem is being addressed everywhere Wow, talk about damning This is an extremely well argued case by one of the preeminent international law scholars of our time He manages to separate the religion from the actions of its leaders, resulting in a powerful, yet respectful, piece of work One of the biggest surprises to me is the ticking time bomb that is the church s actions in South America and Africa, which remain largely a mystery When you live in the US or UK, you tend to think that the problem is being add...


  6. says:

    An excellent argument for why Benedict should be tried in international court It will never happen, of course, but a great read nonetheless The legalities could be a bit dull from time to time, but were necessary to understand the overall point.


  7. says:

    This is not a book This is a legal brief And advocacy cares not for objectivity nor impartiality such nobility is for the judges Advocacy is unabashedly biased, and justly so, if the adversarial system is touted as justice.The first three quarters of the books are mostly facts the legal technicalities only surface later on But as all lawyers know, facts can be spun And Robertson weaves the facts masterfully and fairly, dealing deftly with counter facts and marshalling supporting facts to This is not a book This is a legal brief And advocacy cares not for objectivity nor impartiality such nobility is for the judges Advocacy is unabashedly biased, and justly so, if the adversarial system is touted as justice.The first three quarters of the books are mostly facts the legal technicalities only surface later on But as all lawyers know, facts can be spun And Robertson weaves the facts masterfully and fairly, dealing deftly with counter facts and marshalling supporting facts to devastating effect.Where he loses the stars is in his vitriol The 245 paragraphs yes, they are numbered, just as a memorial would be are replete with quotable quotes, some dripping with scath...


  8. says:

    Robertson s title is a little misleading as it is just as much about the Vatican and the power structures as it is Pope Benny But Robertson does an excellent job in marshalling his legal voodoo and applying it to the issue of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church He goes astray here and there most grievously in supporting scuttlebutt that Pope John Paul the First was poisoned but for the most part, he constructs a solid indictment against the Catholic Church and Pope Benny when he Robertson s title is a little misleading as it is just as much about the Vatican and the power structures as it is Pope Benny But Robertson does an excellent job in marshalling his legal voodoo and applying it to the issue of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church He goes astray here and there most grievously in supporting scuttlebutt that Pope John Paul the First was poisoned but for the most part, ...


  9. says:

    Robertson demolishes, one by one, the defences the Vatican have used to excuse themselves from the charges of abetting child rape over the years with controlled and pin pointed anger throughout Although there are legal questions raised and answered throughout it never becomes too complex to follow and as a whole constructs a thorough run through of the scandal, dealing with it in detail from 2002 onwards The level of the crimes, and of their cover ups, are staggering in their almost Kafkaesque Robertson demolishes, one by one, the defences the Vatican have used to excuse themselves from the charges of abetting child rape over the years with controlled and pin pointed anger throughout Although there are legal questions raised and answered throughout it never becomes too complex to follow and as a whole constructs a thorough run through of the scandal, dealing with it i...


  10. says:

    This is a devastating critique of the Church and cannot be ignored by any Catholic or person interested in the current child abuse crisis Robertson has the rare ability of taking complex legal ideas and making them accessible and relevant to non lawyers Importantly, he explodes the arguments the Church has put up about protecting priests and shows conclusively that they ensure NO ONE, including the victims, is allowed to speak to the relevant authorities, such as the police, and that the Churc This is a devastating critique of the Church and cannot be ignored by any Catholic or person interested in the current child abuse crisis Robertson has the rare ability of taking complex legal ideas and making them accessible and relevant to non lawyers Importantly, he explodes the arguments the Church has put up about protecting pries...