Pope- Vatican forcing Bishops Sex Abuses against Children-Wikileaks

WikiLeaks bares Vaticans diplomatic soul

Cables Sent From US Embassy Depict Pope Isolated As Aides Try To Protect Him From Bad News

Vatican City: The Vatican may be the worlds smallest state but even its diplomatic soul has been laid bare by WikiLeaks cables covering everything from sex abuse and media blunders to old technophobic cardinals.
Cables sent from the US embassy to the Vatican to the State Department depict Pope Benedict as sometimes isolated as aides try to protect him from bad news,and say his number two is seen as a yes man with little credibility among diplomats.
The cables were published by the Guardian newspaper,one of several news organisations with have been given access to the leaked cables from US embassies around the world.A long cable in February 2009,though couched in diplomatic language,reads like a scathing criticism of the Vaticans internal and external communications structures,which are held responsible for some of Pope Benedict’s biggest public mishaps.
The Holy Sees communications operation is suffering from muddled messaging partly as a result of cardinals technophobia and ignorance about 21st century communications.Only one senior papal advisor has a Blackberry and few have e-mail accounts.It has led to PR blunders on issues as sensitive as the Holocaust, a US diplomat writes.
The cable calls the popes inner circle of advisers old Italo-centric men uncomfortable with information technology and the rough and tumble of media communications.The popes righthand man,secretary of state Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone,is depicted as a yes man with no diplomatic experience or linguistic skills and the cable suggests that the pope is protected from bad news.
There is also the question of who,if anyone,brings dissenting views to the popes attention, it says.Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi,said on Saturday that the cables reflected the perceptions of the authors and were not expressions of the Holy See itself. AP 

Pope impeded sex abuse probe

Pope Benedict refused to allow Vatican officials to testify in an investigation by an Irish commission into alleged child sex abuse by priests,say US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks,The Guardian newspaper reported.Benedict was also reportedly furious when Vatican officials were called upon in Rome,The Guardian reported on Saturday.The Vatican press office declined to comment on the content of the cables but decried the leaks as a matter of extreme gravity. AGENCIES 

US to slap spying charges on Assange

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange say hell soon be indicted by the United States for spying.Our position of course is that we dont believe it applies to Assange and that in any event hes entitled to First Amendment protection as publisher of WikiLeaks and any prosecution under the Espionage Act would be unconstitutional and puts at risk all media organizations in the US, said his lawyer.Hes currently being held in solitary confinement in Britain on sexual-assault charges from Sweden.AGENCIES


CRYING FOUL: Protesters take out a rally in Brisbane on Friday against the detention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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One Response to Pope- Vatican forcing Bishops Sex Abuses against Children-Wikileaks

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