The Recent Vatileaks Scandal and what Pope Francis has to say
On November 4th a book titled “Via Crucis" written by Gianluigi Nuzzi was published, exposing vital and secret Vatican documentations to the entire public. This same journalist is the one responsible for Vatileak in Pope Benedict XVI’s time.
Within the same scope of time, on November 5th another book titled “Avarice: The Papers that Reveal Wealth, Scandals and Secrets in the Church of Francis," written by an Italian journalist, Emiliano Fittipaldi; was published.
The books were aimed at setting up the church into serious upset and disarray.
Two members of the Vatican’s Commission for Reference on the Organization of the Economic Administrative Structure of the Holy See (COSEA), were arrested on charges of stealing and leaking information and documents in connection with the two books ( Via Crucis and Avarice: The Papers that Reveal Wealth, Scandals and Secrets in the Church of Francis) alleged to contain confidential information surrounding Pope Francis’ pontificate. The COSEA was set up by Pope Francis himself on July 18, 2013, to enable him reform the Vatican finance and he dissolved it when their objectives were met.
Msgr. Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda and Francesca Chaouqui who were members of the last COSEA are the two conspirators that leaked documents of the Vatican Pontificate abusing their privilege of ever serving in such a high stands of the Vatican.
Pope Francis ever since the Vatileak haven’t said a word about it until yesterday in St. Peter’s Square to Pilgrims during his post-Angelus comments, acknowledging that he is aware that many people have been troubled by the news of the Vatileaks scandal in recent days. Pope Francis described and the scandal as a huge “Mistake” by those involved and a “deplorable” act as well. He also emphasized that the scandal will not in any way affect his on-going reform process in anyway.
Pope Francis urged everyone to pray for the church saying:
“This sad fact certainly does not deter me from the reform efforts which we are pushing forward with my collaborators and with the support of all of you,"
“Therefore I thank you and ask you to continue to pray for the Pope and for the Church, without losing peace, but moving forward with faith and hope."