Sex Abuse Victims Seek International Criminal Court Charges Against Former SF Archbishop

Victims of clergy sex abuse have named a top Vatican official with roots in San Francisco as part of a small group of Catholic Church officials who should be investigated for crimes against humanity in a formal complaint lodged this week with the International Criminal Court.

The complaint, filed Monday at the Hague, asserts that Cardinal William Levada is one of four high-ranking clerics who bear “greatest responsibility for ongoing, widespread and systematic sexual violence” perpetrated by priests, according to a statement from the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP).

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