Friday, May 25, 2012

Arrest in Vatican of Papal Chamberlain in Vatileaks Scandal

Medien: Päpstlicher Kammerherr im "Vatileaks"-Verdacht – kipa/apic

The suspect in connection with the "Vatileaks" scandal should act according to Italian media is a servant of the Pope. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi did not want to identify the man arrested on Friday by the Vatican police.

Previously he had said that the Vatican were investigating "a person in unauthorized possession of confidential documents" . The man was in custody will be interrogated by the Attorney General of the Vatican State, Nicola Picardi.

Since the beginning of the year, a number of confidential letters which were addressed to the Pope and signed by him, had been published by the Italian media. In the past week, the Italian TV journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi published a book titled "Sua Santita" , evaluating the hundreds of secret Vatican documents and documents in whole or in part. In April, Benedict XVI had appointed a panel of three retired cardinals to a commission of inquiry, and provided them with far-reaching powers to investigate the breach of confidentiality. See also Vicious Power Struggle in the Vatican
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