Down to the Wire: Just $9,468 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Cardinals on 'Vatileaks' commission meet with Pope to discuss impact

Catholic World News - December 17, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI met on December 17 with the 3 cardinals who composed a commission investigating the “Vatileaks” scandal. Although the Vatican issued no statement about the meeting, Italian journalist Andrei Tornielli of La Stampa said that the cardinals’ commission has continued to discuss the negative effects that the leaks of confidential documents have had on the workings of the Roman Curia.

An inconspicuous announcement from the Vatican press office revealed that the Pope had “received in audience Cardinal Julian Herranz, Cardinal Jozef Tomko, and Cardinal Salvatore De Giorgi”—without identifying those three prelates as the members of the commission appointed by the Pontiff to report on the Vatileaks scandal.

In July the cardinals had presented a report to the Pontiff, reportedly including their conclusions about the thefts of papal documents. But according to Tornielli that report covered only the crime itself, and the three cardinals have continued to meet to consider the impact of the leaks.

Since the trial that resulted in the conviction of Paolo Gabriele, his former valet, for the theft of confidential documents, Pope Benedict has instituted new security measures in the apostolic palace, and has appointed his trusted private secretary, Msgr. Georg Gänswein, as prefect of the pontifical household. Tornielli comments: “And the surprises may not be over.”

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 ($62,763 to go):
$150,000.00 $87,237.12
42% 58%
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

Art and theology, beauty and truth, work together in the New Evangelization November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
It is a failure of mercy to deny sin November 20
Yesterday's news, tomorrow November 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days