Nude photos of award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities have leaked online

Joan Rivers' daughter 'in denial' over her mother's condition and believes she'll pull through

Vatican won't revoke sex celeb honour

2012-10-27 17:02
 
Jimmy-Savile
London - The Vatican says it cannot rescind the papal knighthood awarded to television star Jimmy Savile, who emerged as an alleged child sex predator after his death.

The Catholic Church of England said it has contacted the Holy See to ask it to posthumously revoke Savile's honour in recognition of the "deep distress" of the victims allegedly abused by Savile, a well-known BBC children's television host who died last year at the age of 84.

But the Vatican spokesperson, the Reverend Federico Lombardi, said on Saturday that the names of people who receive the knighthood don't appear in its yearbook and that the honour dies with the individual.

Lombardi said Savile never would have received the honour had the truth about his behaviour been known.

- SAPA

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
32 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

A nearly flawless copy of Superman's comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: $3.2m. Read More »

Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters or harness it into richly nuanced work, has died in an apparent suicide. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.