Pope Benedict XVI today referred to the leaking of confidential Vatican documents that led last week to the arrest of his valet, saying recent events had caused him “sadness” but that he had confidence in his closest aides.
The Holy Father also criticized “entirely gratuitous” reports that have gone “beyond the facts”, presenting a “completely unrealistic image” of the Holy See.
In unscripted remarks at the end of today's general audience, the Pope said:
"The events of recent days involving the Curia and my collaborators have brought sadness to my heart. However, I have never lost my firm certainty that, despite the weakness of man, despite difficulties and trials, the Church is...READ MORE