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Vatican Sex Abuse Case Going Forward

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that
part a class-action sex abuse lawsuit against the Vatican can
proceed.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said on
Monday that three men may pursue their claim that top church
officials should have warned the public or local authorities of
known or suspected sexual abuse of children by priests in the
Archdiocese of Louisville.

The ruling upholds a similar decision by U.S. District Judge
John Heyburn II of Louisville in May 2007.

The ruling also upholds Heyburn's decision to dismiss claims
that the Holy See was negligent in failing to provide safe care to
the children entrusted to the clergy.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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