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article imageEuropean Raelian Movement is suing Pope Benedict XVI

By KJ Mullins     Sep 17, 2010 in Crime
The European Raelian Movement has filed a lawsuit against Pope Benedict XVI in the High Court, Queen's Bench Division. The movement believes that because the Vatican has fought them in court in the past they have just cause in turning the tables.
ERM is making allegations that the Pope has violated international human rights laws, perpetrated genocide with his claims that condoms do not stop the spread of AIDS and other offenses.
What's more the ERM says that they can prove these allegations.
“The Vatican has maintained an ongoing campaign against the ERM for years,” said Marcus Wenner, Raelian bishop of the U.K. Raelian Movement in a press release. “That campaign was obviously carried out in retaliation for the Movement’s clear stance against pedophilia and the cover-ups rampant within the Catholic Church clergy. And there are several other tenets of Vatican policy the Raelian Movement directly opposes, such as its genocidal position against using condoms in Africa, which results in continued HIV infections, deaths of millions and subsequent orphaning of children."
According to ERM the actions or non-actions of the Vatican have violated many international laws such as The Convention on the Rights of the Child, The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (Articles X & XXII) and the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Article IX).
The ERM are not the first to say they want the Pope arrested. They however believe that they have a higher right to sue because of the history of legal judgments against them. One of those cases involved a branch of the ERM, NOPEDO, where the Belgian court ruled against them for publicizing the Vatican's covering up of pedophilia cases.
Last week a report was released in Belgium by church investigator Peter Adriaenssens found that almost every diocese had cases of abuse. There were more than 300 cases listed, mostly involving minors, in the report. It is alleged that 13 of the victims committed suicide.
Ricky Roehr, spokesperson for the U.S. Raelian Movement, offered this comment in a press release: “Working with international attorneys, the International Raelian Movement filed an urgent appeal back in 2003 with the U.N.’s Special Rapporteur on Child Trafficking. Pedophilia is a crime and we are trying to protect children. That’s all. The urgent appeal went unanswered and we re-filed it in 2005, again with no response. Of course, this lack of response is due to the Vatican’s power in the United Nations.”
The Raelian Movement is an atheistic religion that believes that there is no God. They believe that all life on Earth formed many thousands of years ago by advanced extraterrestrial scientists, who were mistaken for gods by our ancestors.
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