Benedict XVI has ruled that only his successor will be allowed to read the secret dossier on the VatiLeaks scandal prepared at the Pope’s request by three cardinals.
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has written to contemplative orders asking for prayers for the coming conclave.
David Willey says that Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi has emerged “as a leading player among the Vatican insiders who are going to dominate” the conclave.
GQ reporter Sean Flynn hears about a Vatican monsignor who shot cats as he investigates the VatiLeaks scandal.
And Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has urged his flock to “please send peanut butter” if he doesn’t return from Rome by Palm Sunday.
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