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Journalist behind 'Vatileaks' remains mum on sources

Catholic World News - May 31, 2012

The Italian journalist who released a full book of leaked papal correspondence, precipitating a furor at the Vatican, has defended the motives of his sources, but refused to identify the individuals who provided the documents.

Gianluigi Nuzzi said that the material contained in his book His Holiness: The Secret Papers of Benedict XVI was provided by people “who wanted to shed light, clean the air.” He said that he had received documents “from a lot of people,” but refused to answer questions about them or even to say whether Paolo Gabriele, the Pope’s valet who has been arrested in connection with the leaks, was one of his sources.

Nuzzi said that he regarded it as “my ethical duty” to publish the documents, despite angry protests from the Vatican. He argued that “there is nothing in the documents that threatens the security of that state.”

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  • Posted by: mrschips19308196 - May. 31, 2012 10:54 PM ET USA

    Where did Nuzzi learn his ethics? I see nothing ethical about it.

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