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February 17, 2013


Leaked Papers of Pope Depict a Broken Vatican

An unprecedented leak of Pope Benedict XVI's personal correspondence shows "tales of rivalry and betrayal, and allegations of corruption and systemic dysfunction that infused the inner workings of the Holy See and the eight-year papacy of Benedict XVI," the Washington Post reports.

"The next pope may bring with him an invigorating connection to the Southern Hemisphere, a media magnetism or better leadership skills than the shy and cerebral Benedict. But whoever he may be, the 266th pope will inherit a gerontocracy obsessed with turf and Italian politics, uninterested in basic management practices and hostile to reforms."

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