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Arrest the Pope?

We should arrest the Pope "only if that is where the operation of due process and the rule of law actually take the investigating and prosecuting authorities," writes Allen Green.

Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger, “should not be immune from arrest or charge, prosecution or punishment, just because he is the pope; but he also should not be arrested or charged, prosecuted or punished, just because he is the pope,” writes Allen Green. “A proper secular and liberal approach would be to disregard all the paraphernalia of his papal office.” So we should arrest Ratzinger “only if that is where the operation of due process and the rule of law actually take the investigating and prosecuting authorities.”


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