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Pope on Vatican Leaks: 'Deplorable Act That Doesn't Help'

But vows the reforms will continue

(Newser) - In his first public comments on the latest scandal rocking the Vatican, Pope Francis told followers in St. Peter's Square on Sunday that the theft of Vatican documents describing financial malfeasance inside the Holy See was a "crime" but pledged to continue reforms. The pope said that publishing... More »

Priest Sits in Vatican Jail Cell, Accused of Leak

An Italian laywoman was also arrested

(Newser) - In 2013, Pope Francis created a financial reform commission, one disbanded a year later having "carried out its mandate," as the New York Times puts it. Today, a Spanish priest who served on that commission sits in a Vatican City jail cell, as one of two people arrested... More »

Italian Paper: Benedict Quit Amid Crazy Scandal

Report says gay priests were blackmailed

(Newser) - Here's a conspiracy theory on Pope Benedict's sudden resignation that wasn't in the first rush of speculation —what if Benedict's decision was linked to a network of gay priests in the Vatican who were being blackmailed by outsiders? That's the premise of a report... More »

Pope's Former Butler to Testify in 'Vatileaks' Trial

Verdict could come by week's end

(Newser) - As the trial of Pope Benedict's ex-butler enters its second day, the defendant himself is set to testify. Paolo Gabriele will likely confess to leaking confidential Vatican documents, al-Jazeera reports, since he already admitted guilt to prosecutors during a pretrial hearing. What to watch for at today's session:... More »

Pope's Ex-Butler to Stand Trial Over 'VatiLeaks'

Paolo Gabriele currently under house arrest

(Newser) - Pope Benedict's former butler is going on trial over the "VatiLeaks" scandal, per the order of a Vatican judge today. Paolo Gabriele was charged in May with leaking sensitive information about the Vatican, and is currently under house arrest, the BBC reports. Gabriele was one of just a... More »

Cardinal: Satan, Media Trying to Break Vatican

Bertone also accuses reporters of imitating Dan Brown

(Newser) - Misguided reporters under the influence of Satan are trying to undermine the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope's No. 2 said today. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone also accused journalists of trying "to imitate Dan Brown," author of bestsellers like The Da Vinci Code, by reporting on the so-called "... More »

Vatican Butler Just a Scapegoat, Says 'Leaker'

New leaks reveal a Vatican in chaos

(Newser) - The Vatican may have arrested the pope's butler , accusing him of being the source of the ongoing leaks of confidential and personal documents to the Italian press, but he is actually just a scapegoat—according to the latest leak of confidential documents, reports MSNBC . The Italian newspaper Il Repubblica... More »

Pope's Butler to Cooperate in 'VatiLeaks' Probe

'Will collaborate with investigators to ascertain the truth,' says lawyer

(Newser) - The butler allegedly did it, and now he's ready to cooperate with police. Pope Benedict's butler Paolo Gabriele has agreed to assist in the investigation into leaks of Vatican documents after officials reportedly found confidential files in his home , according to law enforcement authorities. Gabriele's lawyer said... More »

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