Vatileaks - updates

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Sex and intrigue of Vatican court drama gets TV treatment

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:25 PM

Italy s Leone Film Group buys the rights to a series of books by Italian investigative journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi on the Vatileaks cases which rocked the Roman Catholic Church with their leaked accounts of mismanagement corruption and waste

DRAMA IN THE VATICAN. A journalist reads Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical 'Caritas in Veritate' (Charity in Truth) during a Vatican news conference for the release of the document on July 7, 2009. File photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Vatican braced for fresh controversy as leaks trial resumes

Mar 14, 2016 - 12:06 PM

The spicy courtroom drama has already served up claims of sexually charged scheming blackmail and computer hacking behind the fortified walls of the secretive city state

View of St. Peter's Basilica during a ceremony at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, December 19, 2014. Alessandro di Meo/EPA

Vatileaks suspect will not plead for pope pardon

Jan 08, 2016 - 9:22 PM

Those innocent do not ask to be pardoned a former PR consultant accused of publishing secret papers says

Sex, lies and spies: Vatileaks plot thickens

Nov 30, 2015 - 9:30 PM

5 are charged with disclosing confidential papers concerning the Vatican s fundamental interests

ON TRIAL. A handout picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano shows (R-L) Italian laywoman Francesca Chaouqui, Italian journalists and writers Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi during Vatileaks 2 trial in Vatican, November 24, 2015. EPA/L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Vatican hits back at intrigue claims ahead of conclave

Feb 23, 2013 - 11:04 PM

The Vatican s Secretariat of State condemned what it called unverified unverifiable or completely false news stories

Gossip scandal erupts in Vatican ahead of pope's exit

Feb 22, 2013 - 8:53 PM

The Vatican battles rumors that the Pope s resignation was sparked by a report on leaks of confidential papers

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Pope pardons butler but expels him from Vatican

Dec 22, 2012 - 9:51 PM

After a 15 minute meeting with the pope Paolo Gabriele returned home to his wife and three children He had spent a total of three and a half months in detention

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Butler 'accomplice' faces Vatileaks trial

Oct 23, 2012 - 9:46 PM

A Vatican computer technician will go on trial on November 5 on charges of helping the pope s former butler steal secret papers

Pope's butler sentenced to 18 months in 'Vatileaks' trial

Oct 06, 2012 - 6:39 PM

3rd UPDATE But it is very likely that Pope Benedict XVI will pardon him says Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi

Verdict due in Pope Benedict XVI's butler trial

Oct 06, 2012 - 11:35 AM

The biggest trial in modern Vatican history wraps up with a verdict for Pope Benedict XVI s ex butler over leaks of secret papers that revealed fraud scandals and intrigue

Pope's butler goes on trial in 'Vatileaks' scandal

Sep 29, 2012 - 9:32 AM

Pope Benedict XVI s former butler Paolo Gabriele goes on trial for leaking confidential Vatican memos that revealed cloak and dagger politics among the pope s closest aides

Faithful stand in front St Peter's basilica during the Easter Holy Mass on April 8, 2012 at St Peter's square at The Vatican. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS