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Vatican arrests two people for allegedly leaking confidential documents

2015-11-02



The Vatican Police have arrested two people, reportedly linked to the leak of confidential Holy See documents. They are: Msgr. Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda and Francesca Chaouqui, both of whom were members of COSEA, which stands for the Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Organization of the Economic Administrative Structure of the Holy See. 

After her arrest, Francesca Chaouqui was released, after giving her testimony to the Vatican's District Attorney's office. But Msgr. Vallejo Balda is still in custody. 

He is accused of leaking secret Vatican documents. His arrest comes just days before the release of a book which allegedly contains private conversations between the Pope and COSEA officials. 

The Holy See describes the release and publication of the documents as a violation of the Pope's trust. 

The Vatican continues to investigate the source of the document leaks. It also adds that if needed, it will seek the assistance of international entities to clarity the allegations. 

The Vatican also adds that leaking documents in no way helps the mission of the Church or that of the Pope.