The Vatican's Leaked Scandals Exposes Pope's Little Secrets

Vatican Scandals Mount, Donations Plummet

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For centuries, the Vatican has been ruled by a code of secrecy and honor like the Mafia, until the recent six months have turned it upside down.
There were some highly confidential letters written to the pope and his close associates. These letters were originally written in code and later put into a book, Sua Santità by Gianluigi Nuzzi that offered translation for its readers. The bestseller leaked a string of scandals that took the Vatican for a ride this year. Here are a few of them:
  • In early June, the head of the Vatican bank was ousted for possessing documents showing the Church circumventing European money-laundering regulations.
  • The most damaging of the leaks is another powerful figure in the Vatican besides the pope: the 77-year-old secretary of state Tarcisio Bertone. These leaks have blamed the pope’s butler—who may end up going to jail for years.
  • In 2006, Marcial Maciel, the Mexican founder of the highly conservative order, the Legionaries of Christ. After decades of being honored and held in high esteem, Maciel was exposed as a rapist, a pedophile, and a drug addict who had had families by two different women, and who abused his own children.
Read more at Church Scandal Report 


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