Lawsuit against God

A ROMANIAN murderer who tried to sue God for his troubled life has had his lawsuit denied - as God has no known address.

Pavel Mircea, who is serving a 20-year sentence, filed a lawsuit in the western town of Timisoara against God for "not protecting me from the Devil".

He claimed he had concluded a contract with God at baptism, but God had not kept his side of the bargain. "He was supposed to protect me from all evils and instead he gave me to Satan, who encouraged me to kill," Mircea said.

However, the public prosecutor's office in Timisoara turned down the case, arguing that God "is not a person in the eyes of the law and does not have a legal residence".