NAME: Haley Adams, California
TITLE: A proposal to end diplomatic ties with the Holy See until clergy members accused of sex scandal are tried in the Holy See’s tribunal system.
MAJOR AREAS TO BE AFFECTED: The Roman Catholic Church and individuals victimized by members of the clergy.
SUMMARY: “The lack of punishment for criminals is not only encouraging continuing crime among the clergy, but among all of society. After all, the Roman Catholic church is the supposed moral example for people all over the world. Thus, the United States must take action. It is our duty to rectify this injustice, and demand the Holy See, which is its own sovereign entity included in the United Nations, be held to the same standards as other countries around the world.”