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Panorama Vatileaks piece based on 'fantasies', says Lombardi


Rome, February 20 - The head of the Vatican's press
service on Thursday said claims by an article in a weekly
newsmagazine that Pope Benedict XVI decided to step down in
December after reading a report into the Vatileaks scandal were
A committee of three cardinals which carried out the
investigation "did its work, did its report" and delivered it to
the pope, Lombardi said.
"Let's not run after all these conjectures, fantasies and
opinions. Do not expect comments, confirmations or denials of
particular points".
Last week Italian current affairs magazine Panorama
published a dossier on the Vatileaks scandal, claiming the pope
decided he would resign last December after having received and
read the second installment of the investigation by three
cardinals into the case of sensitive Vatican documents which
were leaked to the press.
However in a jibe to the reporters' competence, Lombardi
Thursday noted how the story refers to events in the pope's
final day schedule that Lombardi said are not planned.
"If one reads these few lines one understands there is no
competence on Vatican issues on the part of whoever wrote these
Lombardi also said the three cardinals charged by Pope
Benedict XVI to shed light on the Vatileaks scandal will not
comment on their work.
Commenting Lombardi's remarks, the head of television
broadcaster Tv2000, Dino Boffo, said the pope's decision to
retire was based on a desire to "put an end to a management of
power which can scandalize the last and the humble".
Referring to the secrecy with which the Vatileaks scandal
has been shrouded, Boffo also said: "I think the Holy See has to
free itself of the villainous habit of anonymous letters with no
signatures and no return address".

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