|The Case of the Pope|
The day after finishing - Sep 26th '10.
Law, religious criticism
Published sometime in August/September 2010 as a result of the Pope visiting the UK and the controversy emerging from the child sex abuse scandals in the Catholic church, looking at whether the Vatican is a state and whether or not international laws regarding child abuse should be applied to the Pope. 174 pages.
First read (September 2010)Edit
Ordered it in September 2010 and started reading it after giving up on The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.
Finished on the 25th of September. Very interesting, it seems to be a pretty open and shut case, but it's the sort of subject that people will be dogmatically for or against no matter what the facts are, and in the end the law will sort itself out I believe. I do want to be strongly against the Pope, the Catholic church and the Vatican, and I feel personally justified in it, but I know it's controversial. Not to mention that I have greater responsibility to inspect my beliefs now as a future primary school teacher.
Rating and awardsEdit
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