Vatican caution on Wikileaks accuracy
Catholic World News - December 13, 2010
The Vatican press office has cautioned against relying on the accuracy of reports made public by Wikileaks regarding the policies of the Holy See.
The Vatican statement, released December 11, noted that some of the US State Department documents leaked to Wikileaks concerned reports from or about the Vatican. The Vatican press office observed:
Naturally these reports reflect the perceptions and opinions of the people who wrote them and cannot be considered as expressions of the Holy See itself, nor as exact quotations of the words of its officials. Their reliability must, then, be evaluated carefully and with great prudence, bearing this circumstance in mind.
The Vatican press office made this comment after noting the "extreme seriousness of publishing such a large amount of secret and confidential material, and its possible consequences."
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!
Progress toward our September expenses ($33,441 to go):
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!