VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Vatican court on Monday named Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin as a witness in a controversial trial in which two journalists and others stand accused of leaking secrets about Vatican finances.
Articles tagged “Vatileaks”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The doors of the Vatican’s criminal court will open on Tuesday (Nov. 24) for the start of an unprecedented trial that will be a significant test for the Holy See’s justice system.
ROME — Prosecutors said three Vatican officials, including a high-ranking priest, formed “an organized criminal association” with the aim of “divulging documents concerning the fundamental interests of the Holy See and the State.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Emiliano Fittipaldi is accused of crimes against the Vatican City State and its security, part of a 2013 decree by Pope Francis intended to prevent documents from being leaked.
The Vatican is a sovereign city-state and the two journalists are Italian citizens. Unless the journalists agree to be questioned by the Vatican, the Holy See would have to ask Italian investigators to do it, a complicated and lengthy diplomatic process.
ROME (RNS) Journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi’s new book, “Merchants in the Temple,” has inevitably angered the Vatican. But the author is confident that exposing the inner workings of the Holy See is the right thing to do.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) An overhaul of the Vatican’s legal system has been long awaited — the Vatican still uses an 1889 Italian criminal code that was adopted after the creation of the Vatican State in 1929.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI on Friday promoted his personal secretary to head of the papal household, giving Monsignor Georg Gaenswein even larger influence in organizing the aging pontiff's schedule and meetings. By Alessandro Speciale.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Vatican computer expert was found guilty of helping the pope's former butler in leaking confidential papal documents to the press. Claudio Sciarpelletti won't be spending time in jail but he risks losing his Vatican job. By Alessandro Speciale.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI's former butler started serving his jail sentence in the Vatican after being convicted in the Vatileaks affair. By Alessandro Speciale.