A book by the Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi exposing Vatican nepotism, collusion in murder and general administrative malfeasance, has been slated by pope Pope Benedict XVI, who is threatening to sue anyone involved in its publishing.
THE Vatican has denounced as "criminal" a new book of leaked internal documents that shed light on power struggles inside the Holy See and the inner workings of its embattled bank, and warned that it would take legal action against those responsible.
Pope Benedict XVI has already appointed a commission of cardinals to investigate the "Vatileaks" scandal, which erupted earlier this year with the publication of leaked memos alleging corruption and mismanagement in Holy See affairs and internal squabbles over its efforts to comply with international anti-money laundering norms.
The publication of His Holiness, by Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, added fuel to the fire, reproducing letters and memos to and from Benedict and his personal secretary which the Vatican said violated the pope's right to privacy.
What is not clear, is under which Jurisdiction this case will be heard and tried. Last I knew, you couldn't be tried for a crime committed in one country when the contentious action plays out in another country.
Any legal types out there with any ideas?