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Pope Francis sued by three Australians allegedly sexually assaulted by Melbourne paedophile priest Michael Glennon – ABC News

It is the first known case in Australia where victims have claimed compensation from a pope for failing to take action to stop clerical sexual abuse by a known…

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Three men who were allegedly sexually assaulted by a paedophile priest are suing Pope Francis, the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and the Catholic Church.

  • The writ was lodged in the Victorian Supreme Court
  • Pope Francis, Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli and the entity representing the church are named in it
  • The men’s lawyer said the Pope had been named because he is the only one who can defrock a priest

It is the first known case in Australia where victims have claimed compensation from a pope…

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