Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | Categories: Episodes
Part Three of The Current
Vatileaks - Newsweek-Daily Beast Rome bureau chief
We started this segment with the sound of thousands of young Catholics greeting Pope Benedict in Milan this past weekend. On Sunday, nearly one million people gathered in Milan's Parco Nord for the closing mass of the seventh world meeting on Families. While the Pope was enjoying the public admiration in Milan - one of Italy's leading newspapers was publishing more private Vatican documents in what is now being called Vatileaks.
So far only one person has been arrested in connection with the leaks, the Pope's butler Paolo Gabriele. He's charged with aggravated theft for allegedly leaking the documents to Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi. Mr. Nuzzi printed many of the confidential papers in his bestselling book His Holiness: The Secret Papers of Benedict XVI.
At his weekly address, the Pope spoke of the scandal. We aired a clip.
And the salacious affair has captivated Romans. We heard some thoughts from
people outside St. Peter's in Rome.
To help us sort through this complicated scandal we reached Barbie Latza Nadeau. She is the Rome bureau chief for Newsweek-Daily Beast and we reached her in Rome.
Vatileaks - National Catholic Reporter
It may all be very embarrassing for officials but the Vatican has survived far worse. With his thoughts on what the latest scandal may mean for the future of the Catholic Church, we were joined by John L. Allen Jr. He is a senior correspondent at the National Catholic Reporter and he joined us from Denver
This segment was produced by The Current's Lara O'Brien and Shannon Higgins.
Last Word - Euro 2012
Later this week on The Current, we'll hear why a former English soccer star is encouraging fans to stay away from the European tournament that gets underway Friday. Producer Liz Hoath has been looking into the possible boycott of the Euro 2012. She got the Last Word today.
Other segments from today's show: