Support criminal charges against pope Benedict

Who's going to prosecute the pope?

Message from Christian Sailer and Gert Hetzel, the two German lawyers who submitted the charges at the International Criminal Court in The Hague (NL).





Dear Friends and Supporters,

Many of you have become familiar with the criminal charges against Pope Joseph Ratzinger for crimes against humanity, which were submitted to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

On our Internet site the possibility is now offered to read the charges in book form, to download it free of charge, or to order the book. Of particular importance to us is the fact that as many people as possible lend weight to the concerns of the charges through their support.

Under the heading “Do You Approve” on our website, we have made it possible to add your signature to this effort.
Click here to go to the “Do You Approve page

We would like to deliver as many signatures as possible to the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. In the meantime, internationally well-known attorneys, who have represented hundreds of victims of child abuse, have directly contacted the Prosecutor at the ICC in support of our charges under the following adress:
To the Prosecutor
The International Criminal Court
Dr. Luis Moreno Ocampo
Maanweg, 174
NL-2516 AB Den Haag
File number: OTP-CR-48/11

We know that some people may consider this procedure to be symbolic. However, in contrast to many other courts of justice, the International Criminal Court in The Hague is not deterred in its prosecution of an offender even when the offender claims immunity as a “head of state.” For this reason, there is a real chance that the Prosecutor at the ICC will initiate investigations against Joseph Ratzinger.

This chance will, of course, be greatly enhanced the more people express with their signatures the fact that the crimes of child abuse by Joseph Ratzinger’s Catholic Church present a monumental problem worldwide and that it is their hope that investigations will be initiated against Joseph Ratzinger.

Please share this information and the websites with your friends and all concerned.
We are very grateful for your support.

Christian Sailer
Gert Hetzel

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  1. Dr Rosemary Eileen McHugh

    I wonder if Christian Sailer and Gert Hetzel are aware that The Hague Prosecutor, Dr Luis Moreno Ocampo, has defended a priest in the past, who was accused of sexual abuse?

    When I read that the Prosecutor in The Hague has defended a priest in the Roman Catholic Church who was accused of sexual abuse, it leads me to believe that this Prosecutor is not a wise choice to make a decision, regarding the accountability of Pope Benedict XVI, in allowing cases of priest sexual abuse to flourish worldwide.

    This Prosecutor is likely to be Catholic, and he will likely have a bias to defend the Pope.

    I am a Catholic physician. I have met many who have been sexually abused by priests. I too was sexually assaulted by a Carmelite priest years ago.

    The Roman Catholic Church has been allowed to become very powerful in the world. It does good, and it does bad. All roads lead to Pope Benedict XVI and to previous Popes and to the hierarchy as being responsible for the secrecy, duplicity, and spread of priest sexual abuse around the world.

    The American attorney defending Pope Benedict XVI claims diplomatic immunity for him.
    Pope Benedict XVI chooses to hide behind a claim of diplomatic immunity, to protect himself from being deposed, and from opening all the records in the Vatican, in regard to cases of worldwide priest sex abuse, for police and lawyers to investigate. Where are the integrity and transparency of Pope Benedict XVI, if he chooses not to cooperate with any investigation? Can the Pope continue to be allowed to act above the law?

    I recommend a new book THE CASE OF THE POPE, by G. Robertson, Queen’s Counsel, human rights lawyer, judge at the United Nations. Mr Robertson challenges the claim of the Pope having diplomatic immunity and of the Vatican being a sovereign state.

    In order to be as objective as possible in the case against the Pope, and in fairness to all of those victim/survivors who have been abused by clergy in the Roman Catholic Church,
    I believe that a non-Catholic Prosecutor, who has never defended a priest in cases of priest abuse, should replace Dr Luis Moreno Ocampo, as the best person to judge the case against the Pope.

    This case is very important and all measures must be taken to prevent the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church from manipulating the results. The truth will set us free!

    The RCC needs a new birth. It has lost its way. It has to find the way back to its roots of walking in the footsteps of Jesus. In the early Church, before Emperor Constantine made it the Roman Catholic Church in the 4th century, the leaders of the Church were servant-leaders and not Roman princes; most of the leaders were married; and many women were leaders in the Church.

    Is it possible for you to withdraw Dr Luis Moreno Ocampo from your case? Will you be able to get a non-Catholic Prosecutor to judge your case at The Hague? I hope and pray that an honest judgment can be made.

    Sincerely, Dr Rosemary Eileen McHugh, Chicago, IL,

  2. Dear Rosemary,

    When the Redress Board was set up for the Institutionally abused in Ireland it was well known that the governing bodies were all catholic educated; hence the reason claimants received mere pennies for their suffering. This is another national scandal that needs to be aired on the global networks.

    Yours etc.

    Hanora Brennan

    Kilkenny, Ireland.

  3. Sorry D,
    The tone of your message does not fit in the atmosphere of our blog.
    Humour has kept us alive and is very important, but this is a serious discussion on a serious subject and telling pope jokes does not add to that discussion and has therefore been removed.

    The webmaster

  4. Donni De-Ville

    The Pope should be called for trial due to the many cover-ups, which were so deceitful, and also through protecting these criminals, allowing them to carry on working within the church. Apart from his inhumatiarian views imposed on people not to use condoms, he is allowing so much suffering to women in particular, but to the men concerned also.

    Recommended for justice is to withdraw Dr Luis Moreno Ocampo from your case to make it unbiased? Of course he will try to help his Pople, being within the same religion. PLEASE find a non-Catholic Prosecutor to judge your case at The Hague? I hope and pray that an honest judgment can be made.

  5. Dear Rosemary
    Thank you for making us aware of the Hagues prosecutors past.Definitely a non catholic Prosecutor it ought to be, and one who understands fully the pain and suffering victims experience as a result of sexual abuse for the rest of their lives and their families.
    I know many who have been abused and seen their awful suffering.
    Leaders failing to resign and take responsibility for those horrendous crimes of abuse has led myself and many friends to turn away from the church after belonging for sixty years and having spent some years as a Carmelite nun.

  6.– indeed not only were the victims in ireland robbed of proper compensation and prosecutions of the abusers, the magdelenes are still fighting to be recognised , there were raped children sent into those laundries,do bear in mind this only included 26 counties ot southern ireland, the six counties of the uk goverment controlled northern ireland has yet to be exposed this for its rape and torture of children in catholic run homes and parishes.,

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