San Francisco is enmeshed in a $14.4 million legal battle with the Catholic Church over whether the local archdiocese can sell property without paying transfer taxes. What are some of the dramatic turns the case has taken?
So far, Jesus refuses to testify
Assessor Phil Ting is demanding to be called "Your Holiness"
The church's lawyers categorically denied that any children were molested, then realized they were at the wrong deposition
San Francisco really, really needs the money
Chris Daly made statements clearly deemed heretical by the Diet of Worms in 1415
Gavin Newsom agreed to testify against the city in exchange for 30 pieces of silver
The Vatican offered to pay its taxes with indulgences
San Francisco's archbishop performed an exorcism to rid the city of Willie Brown
The case has been divided into three trials, which are actually one trial
City Attorney Dennis Herrera is forced to admit that he doesn't actually speak Latin
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence jumped the shark