speculation last week that a report compiled by three cardinals concerning
the “Vatileaks” scandal (oh
yes, THAT report) would be disclosed to the entire College of Cardinals
before or during the upcoming conclave, the Vatican announced today that this
is not going to happen.
A statement from the Holy See Press Office makes clear that
the reportconducted at Pope Benedict’s behest by Cardinals
Julian Herranz Casado, Jozef Tomko and Salvatore De Giorgiwill be
shared only with the next pope. From
the Vatican statement:
At the conclusion of [the three cardinals’] mission His
Holiness wished to thank them for their fruitful work, expressing satisfaction
for the results of the investigation. In fact, their work made it possible to
detect, given the limitations and imperfections of the human component of each
institution, the generosity, honesty and dedication of those who work in the
Holy See at the service of the mission entrusted by Christ to the Roman Pontiff.
The Holy Father has decided that the facts of this
investigation, the contents of which are known only to Himself, will be made
available exclusively to the new Pontiff.