August 31, 2011. (Romereports.com)
Wikileaks has released 300 more unedited cables from the US State Department on their diplomacy with the Vatican. There is now 979 such cables available for the public to see. One cable dates all the way back to 1993 to more recent cables in 2010.
Many of the cables make note of different meetings held with the pope and certain remarks made by Benedict XVI as well as John Paul II. Such as this cable titled “Pope issues forceful environmental message for World Peace Day” from December 16, 2009.
Topics covered include Catholics in China, the situation of a persecuted priest in Vietnam, and the Holy Land.
Wikileaks first made headlines from massive unloading of State Department cables in November of 2010.
It's still unclear what the repurcussions will be from this latest release. But Wikileaks has drawn much criticism by publishing government documents, which the State Department claims has made their work of diplomacy that much harder.