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‘Vatileaks II’ trial resumes

March 14, 2016

Following a recess of three months, the “Vatileaks II” trial has resumed.

Emiliano Fittipaldi and another journalist, Gianluigi Nuzzi, are charged with “soliciting and exercising pressure” on Vatican employees to obtain confidential documents.

The other three defendants—Msgr. Angel Lucio Vallejo Balda, Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui, and Nicola Maio—are charged with forming a criminal association to obtain the documents and provide them to the journalists. All three were associated with a commission formed by Pope Francis to suggest reforms in the Vatican’s financial affairs.

The trial is being conducted by the tribunal of the Vatican City State.

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