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Former head of Vatican governatorate defends administration against Vatileaks charges

Catholic World News - March 08, 2012

The former president of the Vatican city-state governatorate has defended his administration against charges of cronyism and inefficiency.

Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, who retired last October, told the Italian news outlet Stanze Vaticane that criticisms leveled by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano—his former assistant, who is now the apostolic nuncio to the US—were inaccurate. The retired cardinal said that Vatican affairs were handled economically, and complaints of inflated costs were based on incomplete information.

Archbishop Vigano’s complaints, contained in letters to Pope Benedict XVI, became public in the first of several leaks from inside the Vatican. Cardinal Lajolo speculated that these leaks came from clerics inside the Roman Curia who have been “frustrated in their ambitions.”

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