Vatican: Pope Unafraid of Results of Leaks Scandal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican spokesman says Pope Benedict XVI isn't concerned about what might emerge in the widening investigation into leaked documents and is encouraging prosecutors and a fact-finding commission to get to the truth over one of the greatest Holy See scandals in recent history.
Spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Tuesday that Benedict was pained by the leaks and that he, Lombardi, felt "personally violated," even though none of his correspondence had filtered out to Italian media.
The Vatileaks scandal has tormented the Vatican for months and represents one of the greatest breaches of trust and security for the Holy See in recent memory. The pope's butler has been arrested after documents were found in his Vatican City apartment. Few think the butler acted alone and the investigation is continuing.


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