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'Vatileaks' journalist: no cardinals furnished secret documents

Catholic World News - September 03, 2012

The Italian journalist at the center of the “Vatileaks” scandal has declined to identify any of his sources, aside from Paolo Gabriele. But he said that no cardinal furnished him with confidential documents.

Gianluigi Nuzzi, whose book Sua Santita contained a large number of leaked documents, pointed out in an interview that no one has questioned the authenticity of those documents. In an earlier statement he had claimed that he received some papers "from those who wrote them." That claim seemed to point to ranking Vatican officials, but now Nuzzi has denied that any of his sources are cardinals.

Nuzzi said that he would not identify anyone who provided him with confidential material, and would speaker of Paolo Gabriele, the Pope’s former valet, only because Gabriele has acknowledged that he took papal correspondence to the copied and delivered to the press.

The Italian journalist said that the leaks were not part of a conspiracy against Pope Benedict XVI or any other Vatican official. “You will find nothing in my book that is against the Holy Father,” he said—although his interviewer directly rejected that claim, observing that the entire book was an indictment of Pope Benedict’s leadership.

Nuzzi said that the leaked correspondence shows the prevalence of corruption and infighting at the Vatican. He said: “If the Vatican had investigated the scandals with the same zeal that they have searched for my informant, that would have been much more commendable.”

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