Pope meets with 'Vatileaks' investigative commission
Catholic World News - June 18, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI met on June 16 with the commission of cardinals investigating the “Vatileaks” scandal. The Vatican did not provide any announcement about the meeting.
In April the Pope appointed a commission of three retired cardinals, chaired by Cardinal Julian Herranz, to investigate the public release of confidential Vatican documents. Since that time the “Vatileaks” scandal has escalated significantly, increasing the pressure on the Holy See to resolve the problem.
John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter observes that it could be significant that the investigating commission is composed exclusively of cardinals, since canon law stipulates that a cardinal can only be judged by other cardinals. To date, however, Vatican spokesmen have insisted that no cardinal has been implicated in the leaks.
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!
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!