Thursday, December 24, 2015

Msgr. Balda Will Not Spend Christmas Behind Bars

Edit: this was the case with Benedict's butler as well.

The only prisoners in the Vatican must not spend Christmas behind bars. 

 Vatican City ( The only prisoner in the Vatican must not spend Christmas behind bars. The Spanish priest, Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda, one of the five defendants in the Vatileaks II process is released from the cell by the Vatican Gendarmerie and taken to a hotel in the Papal State, the Vatican announced Wednesday evening.

There he has been since Tuesday under house arrest, according to spokesman Federico Lombardi. The Secretary of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See has been kept since early November on remand at the Vatican.

The prosecution accuses him of having passed confidential documents on two Italian journalists. Since early December, Vallejo has been put on a Vatican court. He is threatened with a multi-year  prison term.

Trans: Tancred

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