BREAKING: Two Vatican officials arrested on suspicion of leaking confidential info to media

Vatican authorities arrested two members of a commission set up by the papal to review Church reforms on suspicion of leaking confidential documents
Balda and Chaouqui were members of COSEA, or the Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Organization of the Economic-Administrative Structure of the Holy See, which was established on Pope Francis’ order to investigate the Vatican’s finances. The leaked documents are allegedly from COSEA archives.The arrests happened days before two Italian authors were slated to publish books that are expected to disclose new revelations of past scandals at the Vatican. “Regarding the two books in the next days, we clearly state that this time, as in the past, they are the result of ‘a grave betrayal of the Pope’s trust,'” the Vatican said in the statement released Monday, according to CBS News.

The Vatican added that the books’ authors had taken advantage “of a grave illegal act of the delivery of reserved documents” and the potentially criminal consequences would be “studied by the Vatican prosecutor as regards possible further measures.”



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