The Massachusetts AG actually sent troopers to Cardinal Law’s residence to serve him with papers one afternoon. The person answering the door claimed Law wasn’t at home. The next day Cardinal Law took the first Al Italia flight out of Logan Airport. First class, of course.
starting to be held accountable.
I bet Law never sets foot in the US again.
Don't know where you got your info. Cardinal Law stayed in Boston while the Attorney General did his investigation. After the AG had his press conference stating that the State wasn't going to charge the Cardinal with any crimes, Law left Boston, and went to Maryland, where he stayed in a monastery for a year, in prayer.
After THAT, he moved to Rome to live at the Basilica of St. Mary Major, which was his parish in Rome (I believe every active Cardinal has a 'home parish' in Rome). Now that Law has reached retirement age, and is no longer an Active Cardinal, he is now Cardinal Emeritus of St. Mary Major, and there is an active Cardinal in his place.
Cardinal Law was fully investigated by the state Attorney General and the district attorneys in all five counties of the Archdiocese. He gave evidence before two grand juries. The state Attorney General, after several years of aggressive press and intense scrutiny, concluded that Law had not tried to evade investigation and had not broken any laws.
If there were a warrant against Cardinal Law, nothing in US and International law would have shielded from extradition or indictment. Certainly not the mere fact that he was, and is resident in Rome. He could be picked up by the Italian police any day as he traveled to and from Sta. Maria Maggiore, which is on Italian, not Vatican City, territory.
Ladyjane, you make the interesting charge that The Massachusetts AG actually sent troopers to Cardinal Laws residence to serve him with papers one afternoon.
Can you provide a link on that? A date? I havent seen that in the press.
If that's true, why wasnt he extradited?
Upon turning 80 in November 2011, Law became ineligible to participate in any papal conclave or to hold any Curial memberships, and was replaced as archpriest of Sta Maria Maggiore more than a year ago, by Archbishop Santos Abril y Castelló.
As I said before, I would appreciate any updates or correction with, of course, links.
And then he later returned to Boston and testified. He is not a fugitive from justice. Read the Wikipedia page on him if you don't believe me.