Italian journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi at  the Vatican City after a verdict in the the “Vatileaks” trial. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

A Vatican court on Thursday cleared two Italian journalists who had been charged with publishing leaked documents that claimed the headquarters of the(...)

Italian journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi, public relations expert Francesca Chaouqui and Msgr Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda sit during their trial in the Vatican, in this file picture from November 2015. Photograph: L’Osservatore Romano/AP

The more you attend the so-called Vatileaks 2 trial in the Vatican, the more it seems the whole thing has been dreamed up by a Dan Brown wannabe. For(...)

  Msgr Lucio Ángel Vallejo Balda  with Francesca Chaouqui in this file photograph taken in 2014.The Vatican has arrested Msgr Vallejo and Ms Chaouqui for allegedly stealing and leaking classified documents. Photograph: Umberto Pizziumberto/Getty Images

The Vatileaks 2 trial in a Vatican City court took a bizarre turn yesterday when Italian media reported one of the chief defendants, Spanish Msgr Luci(...)

Lay consultant Francesca Chaouqui and Spanish monsignor Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda: pair are among the five on trial. Photograph:  Umberto Pizzi/AFP/Getty Images

The potentially embarrassing, so-called Vatileaks 2 trial is scheduled to reconvene in the Vatican on Saturday morning. This is the Vatican City sta(...)

Francesca Chaouqui and Msgr Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda  during their trial in the Vatican: Msgr Balda said he had sex with Ms Chaouqui. She says they did not. Photograph: L’Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP

In a “memorandum” published today in Rome daily La Repubblica, Spanish monsignor Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda, one of five defendants in the ongoi(...)

Journalists Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi, lay consultant Francesca Chaouqui bd   Spanish monsignor Angel Lucio Vallejo Balda at their trial in  the Vatican in November 24th. Photograph: Reuters/Osservatore Romano

A Vatican trial into the theft of confidential Holy See documents was postponed on Monday until December 7th, dashing church hopes of wrappin(...)

Italian journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi and PR consultant Francesca Chaouqui   during the Vatileaks 2 trial in the Vatican. Photograph: EPA/L’Osservatore Romano

The ongoing Vatican City trial into the theft of confidential Holy See documents, popularly known as Vatileaks 2, took a sensational turn this (...)

Writers Gianluigi Nuzzi (right) and Emiliano Fittipaldi. Photograph: AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Luca Bruno, file

For the second time in three years, the Holy See this morning sees the opening of a Vatican City trial investigating the internal theft of confidentia(...)

Journalists Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi, who have been indicted in the latest Vatican scandal involving leaked documents. Photograph: Gregorio Borgia/Luca Brun/AP Photo

The Vatican on Saturday ordered five people, including two Italian journalists, to stand trial for leaking and publishing secret documents, in the lat(...)

Avarizia (Greed) and Via Crucis (Stations of the Resurrection),  by Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi respectively,  both reproduce confidential financial documents allegedly stolen from the Vatican.  Photograph: Ciro Fusco/EPA

Two investigative journalists behind controversial books about the Vatican are under investigation by the Vatican City state judiciary on charges rela(...)

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