Mario Ginelli writes from Rome: So, it really was the butler wot dunnit! The manservant in question (literally) is of course, Paolo Gabriele. The master, His Holiness and nice German, Pope Benedict.
Wot he wot dun (the butler , not the Holy Father) is to go through the most sensitive papers in the Pope’s office and pass them to an Italian hack, Gianluigi Nuzzi, who published them in a book last May. The papers showed there are treacherously bitter power struggles and ‘evil corruption’ in the Vatican.
Now of course we are absolutely amazed, shocked and horrified. Not one of us would have ever expected such goings on in the head office of the Roman Catholic Church.
Cardinal BertoneIf we should think that a little cosy, let’s not forget that the Vatican has been a state since 1929. Its judges are naturally beyond reproach and each has read the diaries of Caesar’s wife – which one is not clear. Moreover, why anyone should bother with this little bit of nonsense is beyond most contemplative disciples of the Vatican – and there are many in contemplation.
On the other hand, the more often the two appear, the more people will talk and hear things best left unread and said. But however this is played, the word will get out just as the butler’s bundle of bloodletting and sucking is out. The Pope has let it be known that the affair has brought sadness to his heart. That’s as nothing to what it may bring to the cardinal’s.
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