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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Former papal nuncio Josef Wesolowski was “defrocked” in June after being found guilty of paedophile crime by a canon law court. Photograph: Erika Santelices/ AFP/Getty Images

Does the arrest in the Vatican this week of former papal nuncio Josef Wesolowski, accused of paedophile crimes, represent a watershed moment in the po(...)

Pope Francis allegedly said: “In the curia, there are holy people, but there is also a stream of corruption. People talk about a gay lobby and it’s true, it exists. We’ll have to see what can be done about it.” Photograph: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

In remarks that indicate he intends to implement serious reform within the Holy See curia, Pope Francis last week allegedly spoke of an active “gay lo(...)