|Will Pope Benedict XVI face prosecution before the ICC?|
“National jurisdictions can’t really get their arms around this. Prosecuting individual instances of child molestation or sexual assault has not gotten at the larger systemic problem here. Accountability is the goal, and the I.C.C. makes the most sense, given that it’s a global problem.”However, experts in international law have pointed out that, while the complaint will help to raise awareness of the ongoing fight for justice for those abused by priests, it is unlikely that the ICC will conclude that the issue falls within its jurisdiction.