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Why the Vati-Leaks Trial Did Nothing for Vatican Transparency

Though opened to a few journalists, the trial offered mere hints of what’s actually going on behind closed doors. The accused was effectively muzzled. Since postingĀ our article on the “Vati-leaks” case, Paolo Gabriele, the Pope’s former butler, was convicted by a Vatican court of misappropriating papal documents and leaking them to the Italian press. Almost…

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Can the Vatican Survive the Age of Digital Media?

Strange things have been happening at the Vatican this year. Beginning in January, documents written by high-level figures in the Catholic Church began finding their way into the Italian press, many of the letters to the pope denouncing instances of corruption and complaining about the direction and management of the Church. When a book full…

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