2. marts 2015
Kevin Clarke, Kevin Clarke America Magazine, skriver bl.a.:
The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, came out swinging today in response to a collection of articles published in the Italian weekly L’Espresso.
“Passing confidential documents to the press for polemical ends or to foster conflict is not new, but is always to be strongly condemned, and is illegal,” Father Lombardi said. “The fact that complex economic or legal issues are the subject of discussion and diverse points of view should be considered normal. In light of the views expressed, the Pope issues guidelines, and everybody follows them.”
The articles purport to show internal struggles within the Vatican on ongoing economic reforms. L’Espresso reported in its Friday editions that Cardinal George Pell’s economy secretariat had run up a half-million euros in expenses in its first six months of its existence. According to AP, the total includes seemingly legitimate expenses, including computers and printers, but also a 2,508 euro bill from the famed Gamarelli clergy tailor.
Vatican watchers suggest the leak has been intended to discredit Cardinal Pell, who has been aggressively seeking to reform Vatican financial institutions and processes.
Finally and for the record, Cardinal Pell does not have a Cappa Magna.
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