Monday, May 09, 2005

Vatican Radio--a polluter?

In this strange case, an Italian court convicted Cardinal Roberto Tucci and a priest from the Vatican radio over a case brought by environmentalists. They contended that the radio transmissions violated Italy's stringent standards and constituted a form of pollution.

It seems rather strange to me. At least the sentence was suspended so the cardinal didn't have to go to jail for this.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHy is it that there is such a void with the passing of Pope John Paul the Great. PRaise be to JESUS CHRIST, Pope Benedict assended to the throne of St. Peter, but Papa Giovanni Paulo il Grando, His Passing into Heaven leaves a void in our lives....

Seismic said...

How unfortunate it is that the increasingly secular Europe turns its back on Jesus Christ just when they need him the most.

Papaefidelis said...

Hmm...in international law, doesn't a Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church rank just behind crowned princes (hence "Princes of the Church")? Can the Italian government, or any government for that matter, bring charges against a foreign noble? I have no expertise in this matter, so can anyone clarify this?

Sr. Lorraine said...

It does seem a little strange. The article said that an Italian court upheld the charges being brought. The Vatican City State has an agreement with the Italian government that is supposed to help avoid disputes like this. I don't know why it didn't apply in this case.

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