Pope’s butler vows to help Vatican scandal probe
The Organized Catholic church leaders seem to crash continuously from one crisis to the next the past few years, and you have to just wonder if all of the political noise they are making isn’t just to distract from the lack of moral clarity at the helm of the church. They have sided with one bad cause after another and spend most of their time creating plausible deniability for misdeeds and miscreants. If you had to pick methods to run an organized religion, what’s happening now with Catholic leadership would have to be at the bottom of the menu of choices.
One of the Vatican’s biggest scandals in decades widened Monday with the pope’s butler - arrested for allegedly having confidential documents in his home - agreeing to cooperate with investigators, his lawyer said Monday.
Paolo Gabriele’s pledge to cooperate with Vatican magistrates raises the specter that high-ranking prelates may soon be named in the investigation into leaks of confidential Vatican correspondence that have shed a light on power struggles and intrigue inside the highest levels of the Catholic Church.
Italian media reported Monday that a cardinal is suspected of playing a major role in the “Vatileaks” scandal. However, the Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, denied the reports. He said many Vatican officials were being questioned in the investigation but insisted “there is no cardinal under suspicion.”