Showing posts with label Prefecture for Economic Affairs. Show all posts
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Monday, November 2, 2015

Breaking: Vatileaks II, Francis' Courtiers Arrested for Stealing Information

Edit: here's the story in an excerpted googletranslation from La Stampa, and the Tornielli, Bergoglian Vaticanista.

The woman after being held overnight in the Vatican was put released to freedom today because she cooperated. The Secretary of the Prefecture for Economic Affairs continues to be employed in the Oltrevere [a nickname for the Vatican]. Both are accused of having disclosed confidential documents of the Committee COSEA that are the basis of two new books on Vatican finances


The Spanish Monsignor Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda , 54, Secretary of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See, and the Italian Francesca Immaculate Chaouqui, 33, are in custody in the Vatican. Arrests have been confirmed but the woman today has been released into freedom because she has assisted in the investigation. The investigation by the Gendarmerie and the judiciary at Oltretevere would have identified as the alleged "crows" behind the new flight of documents that are the basis of two new books that have not yet been published: "Avarice" by Espresso columnist Emiliano Fittipaldi, and "Via Crucis" by Mediaset journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi.

Both Vallejo Balda and Chaouqui were part - the first as secretary and the second as a member - of the study committee and advised the economic-administrative organization of the Holy See (COSEA), established in July 2013 to screen papers and accounts of all the ministries, and to suggest reforms to rationalize expenditure and better management overall.

It was just Vallejo, number two of the Prefecture who will disappear with the reform of the Curia, to propose Chaouqui to be introduced to the commission. Interestingly, in the weeks before the papal appointment, she had often been unable to avoid controversy: recall the tweet in which she spoke of a nonexistent "leukemia" suffered by Pope Benedict , and other messages still more controversial against the then Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone and the former Minister Tremonti. Chaouqui defended herself by saying she was the victim of false charges because of envy aroused by her new role and had denounced the intrusion of strangers in her twitter account.

Edit: They even organized a reception on the terrace of the Praefecture for Economic Affairs, where the Blessed Sacrament was served in plastic cups.

They were particularly venomous when Sandro Magister lost his press credenntials.