Vatican shielding Croatian war criminal from UN prosecution

Pope Benedict XVI is apparently shielding a Croatian war criminal
from capture and prosecution for war crimes committed during the
Bosnian war. The Vatican claims that it has no international
obligations to help the UN hunt war criminals, and even though the UN’s
Chief Prosecutor knows roughly where General Ante Gotovina is holed up
in Croatia, the Vatican says they have “no direct authority over
individual bishops” who may know where Gotovina is.

Really? The Vatican has no authority over individual bishops? That sure
isn’t the party line when it comes to abortion and politics, is it?

church has fallen so far down in my estimation that, for me as a
lifelong Catholic, it is almost impossible to respect this Pope or the
church when you read stuff like this.