- The Holy See is a Sovereign State under US Law
- The Holy See can only be sued in the US on the same basis as any Sovereign State and enjoys exactly the same immunity from suit as any other Sovereign State
- Catholic Diocese and Organisations in the US are not “Agents or Instrumentalities” of the Holy See and the Holy See cannot be held liable for their actions
- The Holy See can only be sued with respect to the Acts of its “employees” and not for the acts of Catholic Priests etc generally
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
A lawyer analyses Doe v Holy See
not as important as it appears. I give his summary of the court's decision below, but the article contains further details.