Friday, July 27, 2012
Vatican: Pope meets Commission of Cardinals
On Thursday, July 26, Pope Benedict XVI received in audience the Commission of Cardinals appointed to conduct the administrative inquiry into the leaking of confidential information : Cardinal Julian Herranz, Cardinal Joseph Tomko, Cardinal Salvatore de Giorgi, accompanied by the Rev. P. Louis Martignani OFM Cap., Secretary of that Commission, and also the Examining Magistrate, Prof. Piero Antonio Bonnet, along with the Promoter of Justice, Prof. Nicola Picardi, the Tribunal of Vatican City State.
The Holy Father was informed of the conclusions reached by the Commission of Cardinals and the progress of the pending criminal proceedings. He thanked them for the information and asked the Vatican Judiciary to continue its work with diligence.
Also present at the meeting; Archbishop Angelo Becciu, Substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State, the Rev. Monsignor Georg Gänswein, Secretary to the Holy Father, Dr. Domenico Giani, Commander of the Vatican Gendarmerie, and Dr. Greg Burke, Communications Advisor to the Secretariat of State.