Vatican leaks scandal

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The Vatican leaks scandal, also known as Vati-Leaks, is a scandal involving leaked Vatican documents, which showed corruption and also found the blackmailing of homosexual clergy by individuals outside the Church.

Over following months, the more documents were leaked showing power struggles inside the Vatican. In early 2012, an anonymous letter made the headlines for its warning of a death threat against Pope Benedict XVI.[1]

The scandal escalated in May 2012 when Nuzzi published a book entitled His Holiness: The Secret Papers of Benedict XVI made of confidential letters and memos between Pope Benedict and his personal secretary.[2]

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  1. Day, Michael (28 May 2012). "Vatileaks: Hunt is on to find Vatican moles". The Independent. London. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  2. Squires, Nick (23 May 2012). "Vatican newspaper editor accused of gay smear against rival". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 6 October 2012.