Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Vatican denies hiding criminal

Vatican City, Sep. 20, 2005 (CNA) - The spokesman for the Holy See, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, and the Croatian Episcopal Conference both rejected the accusations of the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court for Ex-Yougoslavia (TPIY), Carla del Ponte, of protecting alleged war criminals.

Read the complete article Holy See rejects accusations of harboring Croatian war criminal from Catholic News Agency.
Navarro-Valls said the Secretary for Foreign Relations asked the UN prosecutor for specifics and was met with no reply. At the same time, the Croatian bishops' conference is also denying any knowledge as to the whereabouts of the general sought by the war crimes tribunal.

The prosecutor has made accusations and offered no evidence as to which Franciscan monastery the general is holed up in. Mrs. del Ponte's credibility is not getting any stronger.

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