In order to avoid saying anything ourselves, we pass the word to Catholic Culture's Phil Lawler:
The troubling rise of 'Msgr. CB'By Phil Lawler | November 30, 2011 3:02 PM
Lawler links to this announcement published on Nov. 21, to which we had paid no attention:
The Holy Father: ...
- Appointed Msgr. [C.B.], official of the Section for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State, as bureau chief of the same section.
This could seem very worrisome - yet, thanks to a commentator, we post here the following as a matter of justice:
Città del Vaticano, 21 nov. (TMNews) - He was involved in an unpleasing event of the judicial pages, and now, after being absolved for the inexistence of the alleged facts, he has been "compensated" with a promotion in the Vatican State Secretariat.
In May 2006, Monsignor Cesare Burgazzi, at the time a minutante of the Vatican State Secretariat, was detained near Valle Giulia, in Rome, by some policemen in plain clothes who were conducting an operation against prostitution. In October 2009, however, the priest was absolved of the accusation of damages, injury, and resisting a public official by the Rome Court because the fact did not constitute a crime. "The decision of the Rome Court - Fr. Claudio Rasoli, the director of the press office of his diocese of Cremona stated in a note - puts an end to a true calvary that began for Monsignor Burgazzi on the night of May 7, 2006, when some agents detained him in the road between Villa Borghese and Valle Giulia in an anti-prostitution control [operation]. According to the testimony of law enforcement officers, the priest had fled in a car and, once stopped, had assaulted and manhandled some agents. The Court has, however, believed in the version of Mons. Burgazzi who, thanks to the deposition of eye-witnesses, has disassembled the edifice of accusations, fully demonstrating his non-involvement with the disputed facts. At last, after over three years, Mons. Burgazzi has given back to him that honorability which the Church of Cremona had never put in doubt."
Today, the Pope has named Monsignor Burgazzi office head of the section for general affairs of the State Secretariat.