What is Going on in the Vatican? A Look at the VatiLeaks Scandal

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Someone call up M. Night Shyamalan. This story is gonna be huge.
What happens when you mix together the crazy plot twists of Dan Brown, the conspicuous nature of Julian Assange and a right-hand serviceman as powerful as Alfred was to Bruce Wayne? 

You have what the Times has called "perhaps the greatest breach in centuries in the wall of secrecy that surrounds the Vatican." Or, as the Italians like to call it, VatiLeaks (don't confuse this with WikiLeaks or a nasal flu medication).

Here's what's going down:

At the beginning of the week, journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi published a book called Your Holiness: The Secret Papers of Benedict XVI. The story was a ticking time-bomb for the smallest country in the world's credibility, accusing, by name, leaders of the Church who were involved in power struggles deep within the hierarchy. 

This is like the Watergate of Italy; picture Nuzzi as both Woodward and Bernstein combined.

In order to obtain the information, Nuzzi said he spoke to a whistleblower outside the Vatican's walls who knew more about the inside than anyone else; someone who was with the Pope on a regular basis. And it looks like the Vatican has discovered the one person who could be responsible for this information crisis: the Pope's butler (I guess that makes him Deep Throat?).

Yesterday, Paolo Gabriele was arrested on charges of illegally possessing confidential documents. He has been the Pope's butler since '06 and spends most of his days next to his boss's side, making sure His Holiness is taken care of. So, naturally he would have a cache of confidential documents - personal letters by the Pope, writings about the cardinals and the EU, etc. - in his family's apartment, just waiting to be found by the authorities. 

(The Guardian, we guess after their experience with CableGate, did a fantastic job of summarizing everything in the documents. Trust us; there is a lot here to skim through).

The search began as the book sparked a domino effect of problems across the Vatican. Soon after its publication, the head of the Vatican Bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, stepped down from his position due to the book's leaked information regarding his mismanagement of the Bank. 

But, even before all this, an investigative force was started by a top cardinal, along with the Vatican police, to hunt down the person responsible for the leaks for the book's impending publication and Gabriele seems to be their man. Now, a widespread investigation is taking place to find out if Gabriele was alone in this leakage scandal. In other words, this could get ugly.

Like any good leaked scandal, the domino effect's next target is unpredictable, making the story that much more interesting. The Vatican, strung out from child abuse scandals and declining attendance rates, is now hit with yet another scandal that could shed light on issues the media had never even heard of until now. As the Associated Press writes, this story has a "Hollywood twist" to it with deep political, social and economic implications. It's the center of Christendom, for God's sake.

Someone call up M. Night Shyamalan. This is going to be a big one.

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JoeBentry
JoeBentry

TROUBLE IN THE VATICAN?   YOU TELL ME ?  SEE THE VIDEO >>>>>             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jVsFNlI5t8&feature=g-upl

 

 Ezekiel 25:17 The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee...                                                                                                                           TROUBLE IN THE VATICAN?   YOU TELL ME ?  SEE THE VIDEO >>>>>             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jVsFNlI5t8&feature=g-upl

Jlwhithaus
Jlwhithaus

It is NOT the center of Christendom! It is the center of Catholocism!! The actions, attitudes and leadership of the Catholic church is everything that Jesus abhors. They are not Christian. They are Catholic. Christians fully understand that. Non-Christians do not have a clue but speak as if they do.

PIO DEA
PIO DEA

And it was said " Oh Great Scarlet Harlot, who rides upon the back of the wicked abominable beast. Drunken of the blood of the Lord and Saints. Thy so foul deeds and secrets are about to be whispered out upon the Heaven and Earth for all GOD'S children to hear! It shall be orded by decree from the Archangel Michael unto the Archangel Gabriel to be said to the children of THE MOST HIGH! Look up John Paul I, born October 17, 1912. Murdered September 28, 1978. Born Albino Luciani. The Servavnt of GOD!  The Vatican Bank And The Strange Death of John Paul I.  Or Stuff They Don't Want You To  Know - What Happened  To John Paul I. WHY? About what is happenning now. You-Tube. Lucifer give thy doxy their rightful caress!

Merl Allen
Merl Allen

Why does a Church have secrets? Are these the names of baby rapers?

CofS Exit Zone
CofS Exit Zone

The real twist is one NOBODY is paying attention too, including the international media outlets following it closely:

What about justice for Archbishop Vigano???

The first-ever Vatican bureaucracy whistle-blower ostracized to the US for exposing Cardinal Bertone's shenanigans. Now that the dox have been unleashed, the RCC should make things right and restore the disrespected USA Nuncio back into his original station, and make Bertone retire for FFS.

choy
choy

The Catholic Church is more Christian than anything that came after Martin Luther.  That includes all the Baptists, Evangelicals, Pentecostals and what have you today.

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