He too will suffer in the next few days from the action of shameless, base, immoral and repulsive leakers, the sort of men who are willing to pressure the Church and embarrass their superiors, with the intent of achieving their narrow aims - in this case, by harming the reputation of the Successor of St. Peter on some specifically Italian matters.
Vatican, here are the secret lettersWho compiled them was Gianluigi Nuzzi, the journalist of La7 [Italian private television network], from a "deep throat" beyond the Tiber, and he will publish them in the investigation book Sua Santità [His Holiness] (Chiarelettere), that will be widely disclosed in the new issue of Sette [weekly magazine, distributed with Corriere della Sera]. What is shown in it is a careful reconstruction of the power struggles that are fought every day in the sacred Vatican palaces. No insinuations, only documents, as the letter sent by fax by Dino Boffo [journalist, former editor of the official daily of the Italian episcopate, Avvenire] to Father Georg [Gänswein, personal secretary of the Pope] ... . Nuzzi also transcribes in the book the report prepared on the occasion of a dinner, that remained reserved, between pope Ratzinger, Giorgio Napolitano [President of the Italian Republic] and his wife Clio. The president is presented as a strategic interlocutor, "despite being married according to civil law" [only]. ... Also on the matter of taxes, the representative of the sacred palaces is Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, president of the IOR [the central financial institution of the Holy See] ... .
[Several sources, including Quotidianamente, in Italian]
Let us pray for the Holy Father. Let us pray for the Church.