New pope alone will see Vatileaks enquiry report: Vatican
Published on Feb 25, 2013 9:00 PM
VATICAN CITY (AFP) - The Vatican said on Monday that a secret report on a leaks scandal in 2012 had revealed human "imperfections" in the running of the Church and would be shown exclusively to the future pope, not to voting cardinals.
"The Holy Father has decided that the documents, which only he has seen, will be exclusively available to his successor," Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said at a press conference.
"Their work made it possible to detect, given the limitations and imperfections of the human factor of every institution, the generosity and dedication of those who work with uprightness and generosity in the Holy See," it said.
Italian media reports had suggested cardinals set to vote in a new pope once Benedict XVI has resigned would be given access to the report The pope met on Monday with the cardinals who investigated the so-called "Vatileaks" scandal, Mr Lombardi said.
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