GHENT: Dozens of victims of a child sex scandal in the Belgian Catholic Church have announced they are taking legal action against the Holy See, the first such suit in Europe.
Lawyers and victims said a summons was on its way to the Vatican, as well as Belgian bishops, to appear before a Belgian civil court for failing to stop sexual abuse by priests and church workers for whom they were responsible.
But don’t expect to see Barmy Benny in the dock any time soon. My bet is for a healthy out-of-court settlement. Why, the Vatican might even have to sell a Titian or two.