GOD say: "THE ENEMY will shut off public access to GOD's Word on this site, READ BELOW."

This website has a large header at top, to preserve information, BLOGGER (GOOGLE subsidiary) likes to DELETE from our site.  You must always scroll down to get to articles.  The links below, often connect to articles (posts) thus you must scroll down after you CLICK upon them!  You cannot post comments on our site, as GOOGLE = TREASON, and you have all been SHADOW BANNED.


The CRIME-Syndicate-Subsidiary, "United States (NOT = America)" is going to SHUT OFF PUBLIC ACCESS to GOD's WORD  on this WEBSITE.  GOD just told this public servant to address the multitude of earth NOW.   GOD say, "Prepare for this CRIMINAL ACT and when the crime syndicate, NEW WORLD ORDER (of Rome, Israel, China) shuts off access to GOD's WORD on,  www.NesaraNews.Blogspot.Com  
GOD say: "You will THEN FIND that GOD speaks to you here (below site):"
www.TheSonOfMan.Net
Saying a prayer, asking GOD if this paragraph is approved for publishing, upon saying, "SO BE IT, AMEN," the time on the clock read, "12:36pm," and to decode GOD's message hidden in the "TIME (GOD controls the TIMING of all things), we perform an internet search for "STRONGS 1236" which gives us the "Strong's Exhaustive Biblical Concordance" of the TIME, "12:36,"
https://biblehub.com/greek/1236.htm
GOD leads us to spiritual nourishment, GOD leads us to a new site when "THE ENEMY" shuts off Public Access to GOD's WORD on this site, GOD shall lead us to "THE PROMISED LAND.  Prepare for the EXODUS.  YOUR KING, our GOD, calls you to SERVE, the FINAL WAR to DESTROY EVIL and THROW DOWN the CROWN of PRIDE has ARRIVED.  FAILURE to ANSWER the CALL of your KING, your CREATOR, who gave you breath, who gave you life, SHALL RESULT IN EXILE, and IMPRISONMENT.  DECLARE YOUR COVENANT to SERVE GOD, and do it NOW, for you MAY DIE THIS VERY MINUTE, Evil POURS OUT of the BOTTOMLESS PIT.  Now that TRIBULATIONS have begun (nearly 1000 tornados, 6 tornados hitting District of Criminals, number "6" = TO PERISH), now that TRIBULATIONS  begun, there is "NO MORE REINCARNATION" if you DIE NOW without A COVENANT declared to SERVE GOD, and to Minister to GOD's FLOCK, you go to "THE PIT," = EXILE, IMPRISONMENT, for TREASON ("giving shelter to THE ENEMY," by failing to stand against THE ENEMY) and FAILURE to SERVE YOUR KING, our GOD, our CREATOR.

GOD, to DESTROY state of OHIO, USA, destruction COMING, CLEAVING the HOLLOWS 
http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2019/06/to-perish-mene-mene-tekel-parsin-god.html
Word of GOD printable Lawful Public Notice (to give to family/friends/neighbors)
http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2019/07/14-day-lawful-public-notice-effective.html

PROOF-Enslaved=FAKE-for-profit-corporations-foreign-owned, posing as lawful governance
ENSLAVEMENT-Crime-Syndicate-New-World-Order,-One-World-Government,-CABAL,-Satan-Worshippers)
 + END of DAYS, END of WORLD = ABSOLUTE IRREFUTABLE PROOF
Above link takes you to the PROOF documents!  Proof you are enslaved, illegally, converted into THINGS and BEASTS, and PROOF the WORLD is ENDING!

TWO-TIERED-FAKE-WORLD, All GOV-AGENTS = FOREIGN CITIZENS, by swearing allegiance to a FOREIGN FEDERAL CORPORATION, to create a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. (below), POSTS reveal FAKE GOVERNMENTS = ALL of THEM
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TWO TIERED FAKE WORLD created by THE MAD HATTER (SATAN):
FRAUD of FEDERAL IRS TAX CODE  - never pay taxes again, get last 3 years refund
The Document That Restores YOUR POWER, never hand your I.D. to a FAKE COP AGAIN
Duplicate copy here, since GOOGLE is TREASON:

?  Where WGOne WGAll  ?
What does WWG1WGA really mean?

ANSWER:
It MEANS that ALL OF US GOES WHERE the LEAST OF US GOESwhich MEANSSECOND DEATH in the LAKE of FIRE and BRIMSTONE for EVERYONE.

Qanon say:
"BE CAREFUL WHO YOU FOLLOW! SOME ARE TRYING TO MAKE MONEY AT THIS!"
 = Trump = Fake Alternative News (Crime Syndicate Owned)
Qanon has to tell you, "BE CAREFUL!" After discernment, know, "Qanon LEADS YOU ASTRAY!


The House of David say:
"Qanon/Trump, TOLD you to be CAREFUL, THEY HAVE to TELL YOU!
= COSMIC LAW OF THE UNIVERSE = COSMIC LAW of FREE WILL,
"They" HAVE TO TELL YOU that YOU SHOULD QUESTION "them" !!!
Qanon, Trump, Putin, All political parties worldwide = serve SATAN (Blatantly Obvious = WAR),
They promise ONE THING ALWAYS, but DO LIE, and ALWAYS DO ANOTHER!"
CRIME SYNDICATE OWNED, and OPERATED SINCE ANCIENT ROME

The House of David say:
"BE CAREFUL WHO YOU FOLLOW!  You are being led astray, by 99.9999% of everyone you follow!
FAKE NEWS = FAKE MAIN STREAM NEWS = FAKE ALTERNATIVE NEWS = FAKE GOVERNMENTS
FAKE ELECTIONS WORLDWIDE = RIGGED, while FALSE FLAGS and SLAUGHTER of Innocents Prevails"


The House of David say :
WWG1WGA = MISERY LOVES COMPANY = EVERYONE BURNS = NO REINCARNATION = NEVER-EVER = YOU suffer TORMENT for ETERNITY.  Who do you listen to?  Listen to TRUMP?  Or Listen to GOD?
Because GOD says quite a few are going to hell.  Do you want to join?  No, then DO NOT say WWG1WGA!

PAST INCOMING MESSAGES FROM GOD:
Message from GOD, CALAMITY INCOMING, prepare -> EXODUS,  Mother City, New Jerusalem NEARS:
(GOD forewarned, TORNADOS, FLOODING, are back AGAIN, because we DID NOT LISTEN TO GOD!
http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2019/06/saturday-june-23-2019-urgent-message.html
 GOD issues CORRECTIONS to The House of David, correcting INCORRECT STATEMENTS
http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2019/06/urgent-corrections-i-am-once-again.html
God Pours Out All The Secret Knowledge Upon You:
http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2019/06/god-pours-out-all-secret-knowledge-upon.html
FLAME of GOD was FOREWARNED:  Philly Refinery Explosion, announced by God day before:
http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2019/06/flame-of-god-was-forewarned-by-god.html
GOD is the CENTER of "THE MAZE," ("Maze" from TV show, "West World")
http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-maze-posted-by-one-who-god-jehova.html
I am not THE Messiah, I am "the noose." But, "THE ONE" to come, I am not worthy to tie HIS sandals.
http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2019/06/today-i-say-unto-you-i-am-noose-that.html
WHAT WOULD THE MESSIAH DO?  -  TIME TO FLIP OVER TABLES & WHIP 'EM GOOD!
GOD sends TORNADOS (6) to the DISTRICT of CRIMINALS at Messiah's Request
Message to God's Servant's, "PICK UP YER STICKS, TEAR DOWN THE CROWN OF PRIDE!"
In a time of WAR, "The KING CALLS UPON ALL SUBJECTS to RALLY to the KING," to DEFEND the KINGDOM, and your KING calls upon you NOW, your CREATOR, who gave you LIFE, who gave you BREATH, and whom gave you ALL GIFTS.  An ANGEL of GOD does CRY OUT with A MIGHTY VOICE, "RALLY to the DEFENSE of KING and KINGDOM."  Our GOD, the GOD of WISDOM and MIGHT, calls for your COVENANT to be DECLARED to SERVE GOD, to minister to GOD'S FLOCK.  A winner takes all war for the SOULS OF MANKIND, THE DEVIL, and his MINIONS in the NEW WORLD ORDER (of ROME, ISRAEL, CHINA) CRIME SYNDICATE move against GOD to MURDER the SEED of ADAM.  Stand with GOD against PURE EVIL, for it is TIME to THROW DOWN the CROWN of PRIDE.  FAILURE to ANSWER "THE CALL," is no different than "Giving SHELTER and SUPPORT to THE ENEMY," and will result in EXILE, and IMPRISONMENT in "THE PIT."  If we had spent ONE day PER WEEK on "THE SABBATH (Saturday) as COMMANDED by GOD to "GET TO KNOW GOD," through reading scripture, we would all know that GOD's PROTECTION ONLY EXTENDS to those who DECLARE A COVENANT to Serve GOD, and to Minister to GOD's FLOCK.  ANSWER THE CALL, and join me in "THE PROMISED LAND," this earth is cursed by the presence of THE DEVIL and his minions and shall be destroyed SHORTLY.  PREPARE FOR THE EXODUS to the PROMISED LAND, All are welcome, even THE SYNAGOGUE of SATAN, but you must DECLARE your FEALTY to our GOD, the ONE TRUE LIVING GOD, the GOD of WISDOM and MIGHT, by declaring your COVENANT.  LISTEN to the GAME of THRONES soundtrack while you consume the WORD of GOD:

Asking for GOD's approval of the above paragraph through prayer, and thereupon saying, "SO BE IT, AMEN," the time on the clock read: "1:40 pm" and we see the Strong's Biblical Concordance of the number "140" is = "TO CHOOSE" and there is only one single passage attached to it:
Matthew 12:18


https://youtu.be/2106qUYzqJg

All You Prostitutes of BABYLON the GREAT,
You HAVE SOLD yer selves for SILVER just as JUDAS Iscariot did sell himself,
PACK YER SUNSCREEN, cuz it's a gonna be HOT HOT HOT!
Maybe if yer lucky GOD will just THROW you in THE PIT for a thousand years!
Who'd ever think that TROLLING fake Donald Lump (o' nasty) and fake Qanon
COULD BE SO MUCH FUN!
#FAKE POLITICAL PARTIES = ALL
#FAKE DEMOCRATS
#FAKE REPUBLICANS
#FAKE INDEPENDENTS
@FAKE FOREIGN GOVERNMENT NEAR YOU (every nation on earth)
@ALL ELECTIONS on EARTH are FAKE
@ALL WARS on EARTH are FAKE
#GOVERNMENTS ONLY KILL GOOD PEOPLE OF FAITH
#GOV workers = Foreign Citizens by ALLEGIANCE to FOREIGN GOVERNMENT!

TELL them "GET back INSIDE my BOX!" (capital of yer nation is "their" foreign country)!
Every Nation on earth, secretly bound together, BY SECRET CONTRACT,
by HIRING A FOREIGN CORPORATION,
GIVING THEM YOUR NATION'S CAPITAL, in order to create the NEW WORLD ORDER (of ROME, ISRAEL, CHINA) to create a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT!
SILLY TRAITORS, FAKE BADGES ARE FOR IDIOTS!

America's secret contract gave the capital (D.C) to a foreign corporation, making D.C a foreign country, see "An Act To Provide A Government For The District of Columbia, 41st Congress, Session III, chapter 62.  (run the Biblical concordances of those numbers, it will amaze you).  FYI, the enemy has always been speaking in HEBREW Biblical Concordance except when it is referencing "Abaddon," the name of the king of the fallen angels in THE PIT, see (Revelation 9:11)
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+9%3A11&version=KJV

GOOGLE IS GOVERNMENT SANCTIONED =D.A.R.P.A.
THE following links PROVE IMMEDIATELY THAT SATAN CONTROLS EVERYTHING, all the authorities blatantly SERVE the DEVIL.
Look here at how GOOGLE is promoting; SNUFF, RAPE, MURDER, types of PORN, including but not limited to: forced feces HUMILIATION eating porn, forced urine choking porn, beastiality porn and it is coming out of THE BOTTOMLESS PIT, they are PHYSICALLY RAPING & MURDERING, & HUMILIATING innocent VICTIMS and GOOGLE is ADVERTISING IT, to CAPTURE THE SOULS OF YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY, just like the Bible and GOD did TELL US IN ADVANCE!  The links below take you to GOOGLE'S LIST OF SEARCH HITS, THERE ARE NO PICTURES, just GOOGLE's search hits, so you can click the link below to verify what i tell you, WITHOUT SELLING YOUR SOUL TO THE DEVIL.  SEE IT AND BELIEVE IT!  THE DEVIL IS REAL, and Satan is making HIS MOVE, the END COMES QUICKLY, like a THEIF IN THE NIGHT!
 The LINKS BELOW are SAFE for CHILDREN to VIEW!  You will ONLY SEE TEXT, the below links take you to GOGOLE SEARCH ENGINE RESULTS!  But, DO NOT GO FURTHER than the links below, these links prove what GOOGLE is doing, they are STEALING PEOPLE'S SOULS FOR THE DEVIL.  I REPEAT AGAIN, only click on the links below, THEN COME BACK HERE, to www.NesaraNews.Blogspot.com, by hitting your "BACK BUTTON."
Google's MURDER porn:
https://www.google.com/search?ei=gQIbXYXIFY-5tAajgpPwAg&q=snuff+porn+heavy&oq=snuff+porn+heavy&gs_l=psy-ab.3...2349.3122..3481...0.0..0.113.568.5j1......0....1..gws-wiz.zT_PRM8w5J0
Google's RAPE porn:
https://www.google.com/search?q=RAPE+PORN+HEAVY&oq=RAPE+PORN+HEAVY&aqs=chrome..69i57.2343j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Google's FORCED FECES EATING HUMILIATION porn:
https://www.google.com/search?ei=8gMbXe5wlNG1BvndopgN&q=forced+feces+eating+porn&oq=forced+feces+eating+porn&gs_l=psy-ab.3...52700.56251..56507...0.0..0.136.2566.6j18......0....1..gws-wiz.......35i39j0i131i67j0j0i67j0i131j0i10j33i160j33i299.RYWUGEU5RfA
Google's FORCED URINE CHOKING/DRINKING HUMILIATION porn:
https://www.google.com/search?ei=KwQbXf7HCZm4tQavwbGwBA&q=forced+urine+porn&oq=forced+urine+porn&gs_l=psy-ab.3...1457.59624..59943...5.0..0.133.2425.7j16......0....1..gws-wiz.......35i39j0i67j0i131j0j0i10j0i22i30j33i160.9a1KnthYR_I
Google's BEASTIALITY porn (killing animals by penetrating them = SATANIC
https://www.google.com/search?ei=ZwQbXca9KZGDtQap2Z2wAQ&q=beastiality+porn&oq=beastiality+porn&gs_l=psy-ab.3...99092.101323..101523...0.0..0.147.1630.9j7......0....1..gws-wiz.......35i39j0j0i131j0i67j0i10.zet8olLh70U
We are at WAR against PURE SPIRITUAL EVIL(the DEVIL is very REAL), and the only thing that can save you, IS MAKING YOUR COVENANT with GOD!  GOD has informed me, that making ONE's COVENANT to GOD is the MOST important COMMANDMENT (Laws of Moses), and the enemy removed it from the ALL THE SCRIPTURES, SO THAT YOU WOULD ALL PERISH, and not be saved.  SAVE YOURSELVES, now!  THINK about it, all those mentioned in the Bible who were protected by GOD, they all MADE A COVENANT WITH GOD!  So DO YOU WANT GOD'S PROTECTION?  DO YOU?  Or do you want to go "Where We Go One We Go All?"  Do you want to GNASH YOUR TEETH and GNAW YOUR TONGUE?  I DID NOT THINK SO!:  MAKE YOUR COVENANT WITH GOD TODAY, AND TAKE YOUR OATH TO SERVE GOD!

GOD, to DESTROY state of OHIO, USA, destruction COMING, CLEAVING the HOLLOWS 
http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2019/06/to-perish-mene-mene-tekel-parsin-god.html

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Church admits Pope’s Guilt: Ratzinger to Evade Justice and Hide out in the Vatican for legal immunity and “protection”


The Rumor Mill News Reading Room 

Church admits Pope’s Guilt: Ratzinger to Evade Justice and Hide out in the Vatican for legal immunity and “protection”
Posted By: Maryhrt [Send E-Mail]
Date: Sunday, 17-Feb-2013 21:45:03

Global Voice Radio http://www.blogtalkradio.com/universalvoice
will have Rev. Kevin Annet and Alfred Webremont on tomorrow night at 9PM EST, I believe. Kevin and Alfred will both be giving all three hours to the crimes of the Pope and the Vatican, supposed to be very inclusive. I am sure if it's that inclusive they will lose blogtalk so make sure you are ready to go to Spreaker as a back up or have the phone numbers ready. It will be that intrusive and they want this kind of information shut down.
http://itccs.org/2013/02/16/roman-church-admits-the-popes-guilt-joseph-ratzinger-to-evade-justice-and-hide-out-in-the-vatican-for-his-own-legal-immunity-and-protection/
Roman Church admits the Pope’s Guilt: Joseph Ratzinger to Evade Justice and Hide out in the Vatican for his own legal immunity and “protection”
Posted on February 16, 2013 by itccs
Exclusive Breaking News: Friday February 15, 2013
12 midnight GMT
An Urgent Update from the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) – Brussels
Rome:
In a statement to Reuters today, Vatican officials announced that Joseph Ratzinger will remain a permanent resident of Vatican City after his resignation. Doing so will offer him legal protection from any attempt to prosecute him in connection with sexual abuse cases around the world, Church sources said today
"His continued presence in the Vatican is necessary, otherwise he might be defenseless".
This startling admission of guilt by the church is also a direct obstruction of justice, and lends more weight to the charge by the ITCCS and others that the Vatican has arranged with the Italian government to shield Ratzinger from criminal prosecution, in violation of international laws ratified by Italy.
Commentary:
The Vatican decided today to give permanent sanctuary to a proven war criminal by allowing Joseph Ratzinger to obstruct justice and evade prosecution for crimes against humanity. And the government of Italy is colluding in this abrogation of international law.
This decision validates our claims about the criminal conspiracy surrounding Ratzinger and his Vatican co-conspirators. It also makes it clear that the Vatican is a rogue power that is flaunting every law to conceal its own criminality.
In response, the ITCCS calls upon its affiliates and all people of conscience to use our upcoming Easter Reclamation Campaign to converge on Rome and the Vatican to force the extradition of Ratzinger from Vatican City, and place him and his accessories on trial for crimes against humanity.
Commencing Sunday, March 24, 2013, our activists and others will begin an escalating series of Catholic church occupations and seizures of church property to bring about Ratzinger's extradition and reclaim stolen wealth from the criminal corporation known as Vatican Inc. – in the name of the legion of their victims, both living and dead.
.. and from Kevin Annett – The Rat Scurries Back to Vat!
Those whom the gods destroy, they first drive insane. Especially, it seems, in Rome.
Why would the oldest and wealthiest institution on our planet deliberately prove what its critics say about it, by first tossing their leader, a proven crook, out of his office after he's threatened with arrest, and then giving him shelter to avoid prosecution? That's the kind of panic and illogic displayed by a junior document-shredder, not a credible or wise body of men.
And that gives all of us hope.
Rome's incredible admission that they can't have the Pope stand trial has strengthened our cause and legitimacy enormously, proving that no matter how big is your guilty opponent, provoking him for long enough will cause him to destroy himself by his own fear and stupidity.
Protecting Ratzinger within the walls of the Vatican may halt justice for a moment, but it violates a basic rule of warfare, which is to never give your enemy a permanent focus for their attack. Ratzinger, the evil Emperor, now a permanent fixture in the Vatican? The absurdity of offering such an ongoing focus to the civilized world's hatred of catholic criminality is also a sign that the church is adrift and improvising. But it also shows how genuinely worried is the Vtaican about the legal offensive mounted by our affiliates, lawyers for torture survivors, and the International Criminal Court.
The Vatican is pulling out all stops to keep Ratzinger out of court. Their loyal, one-man owned Italian media is assaulting the crap out of yours truly and our ITCCS these days, playing the "Deny, Distract and Discredit" strategy of any damage-controlling corporation.
Tottering Liz Windsor, aka Queen of England, is making a special and unprecedented trip to Rome on March 6 to kiss the ring, or other parts, of the new CEO of Vatican Inc. And Italian President Napolitano is meeting with President Obama today in Washington to undoubtedly line up more American backing for the Pontiff – not that Obama needs much encouraging, having stood loyally behind Ratzinger's claim of "diplomatic immunity".
But all to no avail, ultimately. When the Bloody Emperor stands naked, only our illusions keeps him protected and immune from the final accounting that is coming.
The tornado that followed my first exorcism outside the Vatican in 2009, and the lightning that struck it on the day of Benedict's resignation, were not accidental. Joe Ratzinger should know from the history of his own former SS buddies that criminal institutions can run, but they can't hide – even behind all the wealth and pomp in the world.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/15/us-pope-resignation-immunity-idUSBRE91E0ZI20130215
Pope will have security, immunity by remaining in the Vatican
By Philip Pullella
VATICAN CITY | Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:59pm EST
(Reuters) - Pope Benedict's decision to live in the Vatican after he resigns will provide him with security and privacy. It will also offer legal protection from any attempt to prosecute him in connection with sexual abuse cases around the world, Church sources and legal experts say.
"His continued presence in the Vatican is necessary, otherwise he might be defenseless. He wouldn't have his immunity, his prerogatives, his security, if he is anywhere else," said one Vatican official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"It is absolutely necessary" that he stays in the Vatican, said the source, adding that Benedict should have a "dignified existence" in his remaining years.
Vatican sources said officials had three main considerations in deciding that Benedict should live in a convent in the Vatican after he resigns on February 28.
Vatican police, who already know the pope and his habits, will be able to guarantee his privacy and security and not have to entrust it to a foreign police force, which would be necessary if he moved to another country.
"I see a big problem if he would go anywhere else. I'm thinking in terms of his personal security, his safety. We don't have a secret service that can devote huge resources (like they do) to ex-presidents," the official said.
Another consideration was that if the pope did move permanently to another country, living in seclusion in a monastery in his native Germany, for example, the location might become a place of pilgrimage.
POTENTIAL EXPOSURE
This could be complicated for the Church, particularly in the unlikely event that the next pope makes decisions that may displease conservatives, who could then go to Benedict's place of residence to pay tribute to him.
"That would be very problematic," another Vatican official said.
The final key consideration is the pope's potential exposure to legal claims over the Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandals.
In 2010, for example, Benedict was named as a defendant in a law suit alleging that he failed to take action as a cardinal in 1995 when he was allegedly told about a priest who had abused boys at a U.S. school for the deaf decades earlier. The lawyers withdrew the case last year and the Vatican said it was a major victory that proved the pope could not be held liable for the actions of abusive priests.
Benedict is currently not named specifically in any other case. The Vatican does not expect any more but is not ruling out the possibility.
"(If he lived anywhere else) then we might have those crazies who are filing lawsuits, or some magistrate might arrest him like other (former) heads of state have been for alleged acts while he was head of state," one source said.
Another official said: "While this was not the main consideration, it certainly is a corollary, a natural result."
After he resigns, Benedict will no longer be the sovereign monarch of the State of Vatican City, which is surrounded by Rome, but will retain Vatican citizenship and residency.
LATERAN PACTS
That would continue to provide him immunity under the provisions of the Lateran Pacts while he is in the Vatican and even if he makes jaunts into Italy as a Vatican citizen.
The 1929 Lateran Pacts between Italy and the Holy See, which established Vatican City as a sovereign state, said Vatican City would be "invariably and in every event considered as neutral and inviolable territory".
There have been repeated calls for Benedict's arrest over sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
When Benedict went to Britain in 2010, British author and atheist campaigner Richard Dawkins asked authorities to arrest the pope to face questions over the Church's child abuse scandal.
Dawkins and the late British-American journalist Christopher Hitchens commissioned lawyers to explore ways of taking legal action against the pope. Their efforts came to nothing because the pope was a head of state and so enjoyed diplomatic immunity.
In 2011, victims of sexual abuse by the clergy asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the pope and three Vatican officials over sexual abuse.
The New York-based rights group Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and another group, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), filed a complaint with the ICC alleging that Vatican officials committed crimes against humanity because they tolerated and enabled sex crimes.
The ICC has not taken up the case but has never said why. It generally does not comment on why it does not take up cases.
NOT LIKE A CEO
The Vatican has consistently said that a pope cannot be held accountable for cases of abuse committed by others because priests are employees of individual dioceses around the world and not direct employees of the Vatican. It says the head of the church cannot be compared to the CEO of a company.
Victims groups have said Benedict, particularly in his previous job at the head of the Vatican's doctrinal department, turned a blind eye to the overall policies of local Churches, which moved abusers from parish to parish instead of defrocking them and handing them over to authorities.
The Vatican has denied this. The pope has apologized for abuse in the Church, has met with abuse victims on many of his trips, and ordered a major investigation into abuse in Ireland.
But groups representing some of the victims say the Pope will leave office with a stain on his legacy because he was in positions of power in the Vatican for more than three decades, first as a cardinal and then as pope, and should have done more.
The scandals began years before the then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected pope in 2005 but the issue has overshadowed his papacy from the beginning, as more and more cases came to light in dioceses across the world.
As recently as last month, the former archbishop of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony, was stripped by his successor of all public and administrative duties after a thousands of pages of files detailing abuse in the 1980s were made public.
Mahony, who was archbishop of Los Angeles from 1985 until 2011, has apologized for "mistakes" he made as archbishop, saying he had not been equipped to deal with the problem of sexual misconduct involving children. The pope was not named in that case.
In 2007, the Los Angeles archdiocese, which serves 4 million Catholics, reached a $660 million civil settlement with more than 500 victims of child molestation, the biggest agreement of its kind in the United States.
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the pope "gave the fight against sexual abuse a new impulse, ensuring that new rules were put in place to prevent future abuse and to listen to victims. That was a great merit of his papacy and for that we will be grateful".
(Reporting by Philip Pullella; Additional reporting by Robin Pomeroy; Edited by Simon Robinson and Giles Elgood)