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As New Scandal Erupts, Vatileaks Turning into a Horror Movie Franchise

I couldn’t help thinking of the “Scream” franchise of postmodern slasher films on Thursday, especially where in each movie, film nerd Randy gives the “rules” for a series in the horror genre.

And in Rome, we are about to get the third part of the biggest horror franchise at the Vatican: The Vatileaks saga.

The first part – the original Vatileaks – was when Pope Benedict XVI’s butler Paolo Gabriele stole documents from the pontiff, which were then given to Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, who published them in 2012’s His Holiness: The Secret Papers of Benedict XVI. The book revealed financial corruption in the Vatican, curial infighting, and was the first starring role of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the nuncio who last year accused Pope Francis of covering up for now ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

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