Friday, February 03, 2012

Vatican threatens legal action after corruption exposé

Vatican threatens legal action after corruption exposé   - The Tablet
"  The Vatican has threatened to take legal action against an Italian TV broadcaster after one of its news programmes used internal church documents to argue that Pope Benedict XVI and his Secretary of State, Tarcisio Bertone SDB, effectively removed an archbishop for trying to clean up corruption and financial mismanagement in Vatican City.
The 25 January broadcast of "The Untouchables", a weekly investigative news programme on the commercial station La7, based its exposé primarily on the private letters of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who served as deputy governor of Vatican City State from July 2009 until September 2011 and is now papal nuncio to the United States.
Journalist and presenter Gianluigi Nuzzi used messages the archbishop sent to the Pope and Cardinal Bertone between March and July 2011 to allege grave instances of corruption, infighting and character assassination inside Vatican City.  "

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