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Francis' Friends May Be Numbered in the Vatican -- And the 'Vatileaks' Scandal Is a Testament to That

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 11.04.2016 | World
Sébastien Maillard

ROME -- "Vatileaks 2" is the latest scandal to emerge from the Vatican. How many real friends Pope Francis has there today looks harder to count than ever.

Another Scandal For Vatican As New Books Allege Waste And Excess

The Washington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

The Vatican faced fresh accusations of mismanagement, excess and resistance to change as details from two new books emerged Tuesday, a day after the H...

Pope Francis Aided By Law Experts For Vatican Reform | Philip Pullella | Posted 07.21.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - Pope Francis has brought in international experts to help him overhaul the Holy See and move on from a series of scandals under his predec...

Did A Gay Vatican Underworld Cause Pope Benedict To Quit?

Joseph Ward III | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

Pope Benedict cited his failing health as the reasons he is unable to appropriately fulfill the ministry that was entrusted to him. But the next pope will be handed the same 300-page report detailing Vatican corruption, including information about this alleged gay Vatican underworld.

Cardinals Meet In Shadow Of Scandal, Discord And Intrigue

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 03.02.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - Roman Catholic cardinals gathering to choose a successor to "Pope Emeritus Benedict" will be worrying about a Vatican hierarchy hit by sca...

Vatican Admits To Possible Wiretaps Of Church Officials

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.01.2013 | Religion

In the wake of several high-profile and salacious scandals alleging corruption and sexual politics inside the Vatican, Rome was rocked again Thursday ...

Now We Need A Pope Who Likes To Clean Up

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

When Benedict issued his resignation a few weeks ago, those of us who know about Celestine immediately thought of the 1294 pope, and what happened to him. Like Celestine, I have to believe that Benedict, too, wanted to get out alive. And so, now, we need a pope who loves to clean things up.

Report: Pope's Resignation Linked To Secret Vatican Gay Lobby

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion

Was the pope under the influence of a secretive "gay lobby" within the Vatican itself? That's the claim put forth by Italian daily newspaper La Re...

Pope's Brother Says Vatileaks Scandal Weighed On Elderly Pontiff

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.12.2013 | Religion

News of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation was greeted with almost immediate speculation when it was announced Monday. Why had the pontiff decided to do ...

Meet The Pope's New '007' Agent

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion

He probably won't be drinking martinis -- shaken or stirred -- anytime soon, but that doesn't mean the Vatican's head of security can't have a title w...

The Men Who Ruin The Pope

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

The modern era has seen a lot of good men come to the Vatican wanting to inspire the world toward more faith, more observance and more good works, as Christ's vicar on earth. What is it, then, that spoils their good intentions?

Trial Starts With Setback For Pope's Butler

Reuters | Posted 11.29.2012 | Religion

* Court rules against admitting cardinals' evidence * Former butler appears at trial, smiling but pale * Gabriele often ...

Separating Fact From Fiction In Vatican Leaks Case

Religion News Service | Alessandro Speciale | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion

(RNS) For the last six months, the so-called Vatileaks affair has rocked the frescoed halls of the Vatican, plunging the global center of the Roman Ca...

Butlers, Burglars and Bunglers

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.13.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Woodward and Bernstein took us on a walk down memory lane this past weekend with their 40 year retrospective on the idea that Richard Nixon was even worse than we thought, if that's possible.

Pope's Butler Faces Up To 8 Years As Vatican Hearings Begin

Religion News Service | Alessandro Speciale | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI's former butler is facing up to eight years in jail for allegedly stealing confidential documents from the pope's...

Trouble At The Vatican

Pastor Don Mackenzie | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Pastor Don Mackenzie

What is happening at the Vatican is an illustration of the problem of balancing maintenance and attention to substance. But those who are involved at the levels of decision making in Vatican City are not evil people.

Pope And Top Aide Display Unity Amid Scandal

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Religion

* Pope arrives in Milan midst of worst crisis of reign * Powerful right-hand man at centre of scandal stands by his side ...

The Vatican's Long History Of Intrigue And Controversy

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Religion

* Pope Benedict says media accounts of scandal inaccurate * Leaked documents and intrusions on papal privacy not new * M...

Italian Journalist Defends Vatican Leaks

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | Religion

* Vatican says journalist is a criminal * Nuzzi says he only did his job, defends leakers * Says there are 20 Vatican wh...

Vatican Detains Person With Documents In 'Vatileaks' Scandal

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, May 25 (Reuters) - The Vatican, which has been embroiled for months in a scandal involving the leak of secret papers, said on Friday i...

Vatican Bank Account Shut Down By Bank For Lack Of Transparency

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | Religion

* Latest in series of image problems for Vatican bank * Vatican bank trying to meet EU's transparency rules By Philip Pu...