Friday, April 27, 2012

Cardinals to investigate Vatican leaks

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VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI has set up a committee of three cardinals to investigate the leaking of sensitive documents to the media. This was announced on Wednesday.

These include letters from the current nuncio (ambassador) in the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, to Benedict, in which he exposes corruption in the procurement of projects.

Kicked upstairs
Before Vigano moved to Washington, he was deputy governor of Vatican City (2009-2011) and head of the department responsible for the maintenance of the gardens, buildings, roads and museums. The letters show that Vigano was kicked upstairs to the United States after he had complained about corruption.

He wrote that Vatican officials started a smear campaign against him started out of anger about the measures he had taken to regulate procurement. The second man in the Vatican, Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, removed Vigano and sent him to the United States. Also leaked were confidential documents on the Vatican bank.

On the committee are the cardinals Jozef Tomko (Slovakia, 88), Julian Herranz (Spain, 82) and Salvatore Di Giorgi (Italy, 81).
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