Wednesday, May 30, 2012

'Publishing The Pope's Documents Is A Criminal Offence'

The Holy See has promised to take legal action “on an international level as well,” after another case of leaked documents is unveiled in the Holy See

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The Vatican has reacted sharply to another case of documents being leaked from the Holy See; this cas is described in a book entitled “Sua Santità” (His Holiness), written by Libero newspaper journalist, Gianluigi Nuzzi. The book publishes numerous letters and reports from Pope Benedict XVI's desk.
It is a new episode of the so-called Vatileaks, which started with the publication of letters sent to the Pope by Mgr. Carlo Maria Viganò, in which the alleged “rampant corruption” of the Governatorate of the Vatican City State (of which Viganò was then the secretary general) was denounced. On that occasion, it was also Nuzzi who published the documents. 
“The new publication of documents of the Holy See and of private documents of the Holy Father,” says the official notice diffused by the Vatican Information Services this morning, “is no longer to be considered a debatable, and objectively slanderous, journalistic initiative, but it clearly assumes the characteristics of a criminal action.” more