The butler did it

Posted: 26 May 2012 in Uncategorized
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The pope’s butler, Paolo Gabriele, has been accused of leaking private letters—and he’s just been arrested.

But others may have done it, too. They include Carlo Maria Viganò who, as Secretary-General of the Governatorate of the Vatican City State, wrote a private letter to the pope (subsequently leaked) alleging widespread corruption in Vatican finances. He was subsequently transferred from the Governatorate and appointed Nuncio to Washington, D.C. Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, named in 2009 president of the Institute for Religious Works, the Vatican bank, was ousted after receiving a unanimous vote of no-confidence from bank overseers for having leaked documents. Meanwhile, the journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi published Your Holiness: The Secret Papers of Benedict XVI, a book that reproduced confidential letters and memos to and from Benedict and his personal secretary. The Vatican called the book “criminal” and vowed to take legal action against the author, publisher, and whoever leaked the documents.

They all may have done it but, as yet, no new bodies have been found hanging from Blackfriars Bridge.

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