Posts Tagged ‘Leaks’

Vatileaks suspect’s father hopes ‘whole truth’ comes out Comments 0

Friday, July 20th, 2012
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The father of the Pope’s personal assistant, who is in custody after stolen Vatican documents were found in his home, has said he hopes his son’s “sacrifice” will help the Church rid itself of corruption. Andrea Gabriele described his son Paolo as a person of “absolute honesty . . . great generosity and moral integrity” Read more

Vatican mole appears on Italian TV Comments 0

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

With voice distorted and face hidden, one of the Vatican whistle-blowers appeared on Italian Television saying the recent Vatican leaks are not about a power struggle but a code of silence perhaps surrounded by fear. The Vatican mole claimed on private Italian Television channel La7 to be one of more than 20 people in the Read more

Five questions about the Vatican leaks scandal Comments 0

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

In the run-up to a consistory, Rome takes on the atmosphere of a college reunion. Church people from all over turn up, making it hard to walk down the street without bumping into someone you know. That’s been the case this week, ahead of Saturday’s consistory in which Pope Benedict XVI will create 22 new Read more

Pope scuttles resignation rumours Comments 2

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

In his speech to newly created cardinals, Pope Benedict has indirectly denied recent speculation that he may resign, reports Vatican Insider. A number of people have been hinting at his resignation; however the soon-to-be 85 year old Pontiff concluded his speech with an indirect denial of his pending resignation. “Pray also for me, that I Read more

Vatican calls for “calm” in face of “monsignors’ mutiny” Comments 0

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi S.J. has called on Vatican officials to “remain calm” and “keep our neve” in the face of several recent embarrassing leaked documents. Despite the documents appearing to have different levels of importance, Lombardi described the situation as “very sad”. He called on the press to “make careful distinctions,” to not Read more