Monday, 21 May 2012

Vatileaks - Pope Bendict XVI denounces ‘criminal' book, threatens to sue

Source: Herald Sun

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?


  1. The real world doesn't give a fuck, and laughs at this.

    I'm not a legal type, but I will use this as ammunition on my mission to convert christians to real-life.

    1. Good luck with Gordz. I don't really try to de-convert people. It seems like an impossible task to me. However, I do try and engage with them, to make them see how their lack of critical thinking and analytical skills skew their world-view into something quite different to what they believe it is. The rest is up to them.

  2. Why does he need to Sue. He is the closest person to GOD on this earth. Surely he could just Smite the guy.

  3. He wants to sue over illegal documents that prove he was doing something illegal? Good luck.


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