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Pope reportedly dismayed, but undeterred, by document leaks

November 06, 2015

Pope Francis is upset with the latest leaks of confidential Vatican documents, but will not be deterred from his plans for reform of the Roman Curia, according to a source close to the Pontiff.

Citing the unnamed source, who is described as a “monsignor who is part of the papal entourage,” reporter Andrea Tornielli of La Stampa writes that the Pope is particularly determined to see changes in the Vatican’s handling of its real-estate holdings. These holdings, which are now managed by the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See (APSA), have been the focus of criticism in new books based on leaked documents.

“Francis has not lost his cool,” the Vatican source told La Stampa. “There is going to be change.”

The Tornielli report also stressed that Pope Francis “does not believe there is a conspiracy underway against him.” While he is unhappy with the leaks of confidential documents, he is not worried about their contents.


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