Portland [OR] case forces Vatican to release priest abuse documents for first time
August 17, 2011

"A Portland [OR] man's lawsuit has forced the Vatican to turn over records for the first time in a case alleging sex abuse by a priest...."


"....The Vatican took the unusual step of releasing dozens of pages of discovery in the case of John V. Doe vs. Holy See. The papers were posted on the Vatican Radio web site. Most were in Latin or Italian, while some were in English.


"...[Rev. Andrew M.] Ronan spelled out why in a letter dated Feb. 14, 1966: "The reasons for my request are based on my repeated, admitted, documented, homosexual tendencies and acts against the vow of chasity (sic) and celebacy (sic) of the priesthood...."

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