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In Italian TV interview, mystery guest charges Vatican conspiracy of silence

Catholic World News - February 23, 2012

In an interview broadcast on an independent Italian television station on February 22, a man who claimed to be a long-time Vatican employee said that he had deliberately leaked internal documents to break a code of omerta that prevails within the Roman Curia.

The La7 television broadcast did not identify the man, who said that he had worked for years in the Secretariat of State. His face was not shown on camera and his voice was digitally distorted.

The mysterious witness said that at least 20 members of the Vatican staff have cooperated in the recent series of leaks of confidential documents. Nevertheless he made the claim that Vatican officials are restrained by fear, hinting that leaders of the Roman Curia were prepared to cover up murders to maintain the secrecy of their activities.

Although the Italian media have given heavy coverage to the Vatican leaks, the La7 broadcast generated relatively little interest from other media outlets, presumably because reporters were skeptical of the man’s claims.

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  • Posted by: ColmCille - Feb. 23, 2012 7:01 PM ET USA

    Sounds like the mystery man has been reading too much Dan Brown.

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