Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $38,805 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($126,298 to go):
$150,000.00 $23,701.70
84% 16%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Synod: It's a Wrap! 7 hours ago
A chaotic synod? Not in its results 8 hours ago
Cardinal Kasper's unsubtle threat 14 hours ago
When Catholics are less Catholic than non-Catholics October 20
Cardinal Kasper's nose is growing again October 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6