Posts Tagged ‘Francesca Chaouqui’

Vatileaks author’s new book promises fresh secrets

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

An Italian journalist known as the “Vatileaks’ author is about to publish a new book revealing fresh secrets about sex, crimes and money in the Holy See. Gianluigi Nuzzi faced court over his last book (Vatican SpA) for leaking confidential Vatican documents. His new book is called Original Sin: Secret Accounts, Hidden Truths, Blackmail and Read more

Priest, woman accomplice found guilty in Vatileaks II trial

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

A priest is facing jail time and a woman accomplice has been given a suspended sentence at the conclusion of the “Vatileaks II” trial. A Vatican court acquitted two Italian journalists whose books contained material from leaked confidential financial documents. The court ruled it did not have jurisdiction over Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi. But Read more

Archbishop ‘waging a war’ against me: Vatican defendant

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

A woman on trial at the Vatican over the alleged leaking of secret documents has accused a high-ranking Vatican official of “waging a war against her”. Francesca Chaouqui said this during testimony at the trial of five defendants, including herself, at the Vatican. Ms Chaouqui, a public relations expert who used to work at the Read more

Public relations expert denies leaking Vatican secrets

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Francesca Chaouqui, a public relations expert and former consultant to the Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Economic-Administrative Structure of the Holy See, strongly denied that he leaked confidential Vatican documents to journalists. “I can assure you that no reserved documents ever passed from my hands,” Chaouqui said. “Never, never,” she during her testimony at Read more

Vatican trial of journalists, whistleblowers resumes

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

A Vatican trial of journalists and alleged whistleblowers who allegedly procured and revealed information and documents concerning “the fundamental interests of the Holy See” resumed on Monday, March 14. The trial has been adjourned for three months to enable computer experts to recover deleted email, text and WhatsApp messages between some of the accused. Francesca Read more

Vatican indicts five over leaked documents scandal

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

A Vatican judge has indicted five people following a scandal over leaked documents that formed the basis for two recent books on the Holy See’s finances. Those indicted are Msgr Lucio Vallejo Balda, Francesca Chaouqui, Nicola Maio, Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi. Balda and Chaouqui were both chosen by Pope Francis to be members of Read more

Pregnancy may have aided woman arrested over Vatican leaks

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

The woman arrested in connection with the leaking of confidential Vatican documents may have been released early because she is pregnant. Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui, 33, and Msgr Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda, 54, were arrested by the Vatican Gendarmerie following an investigation. Their arrests came days before the publication of two books about Vatican finances and Read more

Priest and woman arrested after Vatican probe into leaks

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The Vatican has announced the arrest of a priest and a woman after an investigation of leaks of confidential documents at the Holy See. It said in a statement that the two had been interrogated over the weekend, and that Holy See prosecutors upheld the arrests. The pair were identified as Francesca Chaouqui and Msgr Lucio Read more

Report: Vatican launches inquiry into hiring of PR

Friday, August 16th, 2013

The Vatican has reportedly launched an inquiry into the hiring of Francesca Chaouqui, 30, who was appointed as PR officer for a new papal committee set up to overhaul the Vatican’s financial administration in July. Before securing the job, Chaouqui had extensively tweeted about Vatican affairs, often not mincing her words, giving rise to speculation Read more