The Vatican ambassador to the Correctional Court.

It is a first and a Historic trial that opened on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 before the Paris Court of Justice. 

 

Indeed, for the first time in its history, an ambassador of the Holy See appeared before the French justice system for acts of sexual touching.

 

This hearing comes after a long journey for the victims and their counsel, in particular Me Jade Dousselin, who last year obtained the lifting of the diplomatic immunity of the Apostolic Nuncio. 

 

At the end of the hearing where Maitre Jade Dousselin indicated "Since Mr. Ambassador did not wish to respect the texts of his God, it is the texts of men that he must answer for today", the Public Prosecutor's Office requested that the former Nuncio be sentenced to a 10-month suspended prison term. 

 

Deliberated on December 16. 


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