Martedì, 18 Settembre 2018
VATICAN CITY

Some conclave cardinals to see parts of Vatileaks report

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Vatican City, February 25 - Pope Benedict XVI will
reveal the full results of an investigation into the Vatican
leaks scandal "solely to the new pontiff," the Vatican said
Monday, but parts of it will be disclosed to members of the
conclave to elect his successor.
The announcements came after Benedict met Monday with the
three-cardinal commission that investigated the so-called
Vatileaks affair, which reached its peak last year when the
pope's butler was found guilty and eventually pardoned for
photocopying sensitive Church documents and sharing them with
Italian media.
Since Benedict announced earlier this month that he would
step down February 28, unsourced reports in the Italian press
have alleged that the 300-page dossier on the scandal was the
final straw that triggered Benedict's decision to break from
tradition and abdicate from an otherwise lifetime position - the
first pope to do so in six centuries.
In a statement, the Vatican said Monday that Benedict had
"decided that the results of the investigation, of which only
His Holiness is aware, will remain at the sole disposition of
the new pontiff".
Shortly thereafter, Vatican Spokesman Federico Lombardi
said that some members of the conclave to elect the next pope
will have foreknowledge of those results, specifying that the
three-cardinal commission "will know to what extent they can and
must" share information that is "useful to evaluate the
situation and to select a new pope" before the conclave.
The authors of the report are Cardinal Julian Herranz from
Spain, former archbishop of Palermo Cardinal Salvatore De
Giorgi, and Cardinal Jozef Tomko from Slovakia.

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