Pope Francis held an impromptu press conference on his way home from Brazil and made major headlines in his comments about homosexuality, the canonization of Pope John Paul II and the future of the Vatican bank.
The Vatican is vowing full cooperation with authorities after the arrest of Msgr. Nunzio Scarano, a recently suspended accountant at the Vatican Bank who allegedly attempted to bring 20 million euros ($26 million) into Italy from Switzerland illegally.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
It’s becoming increasing difficult to discern between the facts and the usual media hysterics surrounding the growing Vatileaks scandal which reached new heights this week with the arrest of the pope’s butler for allegedly leaking papal documents to the Italian press.