Kind of an amusing article here. Look, I’m not trying to step on anyone’s religious toes. I don’t care what anyone believes about spirituality. That is your business. However, what I will say is that organized religious institutions (I don’t care what religion) are big, powerful bureaucracies who need to have their feet held to the fire just like any other similarly large institutions. It is those within the specific religions themselves that need to keep their own institutions in line, rather than just defending them instinctively as “their team.” Humans run these things and humans are fallible.
THE DEVIL MADE THEM DO IT
Bertone branded as false the image of the Vatican as a place of intrigue and power struggles, saying: “The truth is that there is an attempt to sow division that comes from the Devil”.
At a briefing with the Vatican’s chief spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, an Italian reporter contested Bertone’s portrayal of the media, telling him that the leaks scandal started with a letter in which an archbishop complained to the pope about corruption in the Vatican.
Several leaked documents allege corruption in the Vatican’s business dealings with Italian companies that were paid inflated prices for work in the Vatican, rivalries among cardinals, and clashes over the management of the Vatican bank.
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