The butler did it
October 1, 2012 4:16 AM Subscribe
It’s a good story because of the Vatican’s proverbial secrecy and intrigue and because of its ambiguity between its role as an international political and economic power and its claim to spiritual and ethical leadership. Mix that with the pedophile priest scandals (none in the Vatican itself so far but plenty of accusations of cover-ups) and not surprisingly, there is good copy for all.
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James Walston, who teaches at the American University in Rome, writes a blog
which regularly provides illuminating insight into the confusing byways of Italian politics. This week he proved equally adept in untangling the story behind a trial opening in the Vatican, concluding that it will still be a trial worth following closely for what is said and for what is not said
The BBC's veteran Vatican-watcher David Willey also has a helpful take
on the mysterious leak.