Between Retaliatory Punishment and Reform: Some Thoughts on Vatileaks and Italian Politics

in Volume 28 (2013): Issue 1 (Sep 2013): Technocrats in Office. Guest Editors: Aldo Di Virgilio and Claudio M. Radaelli
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What impact did the so-called Vatileaks scandal have on Italian politics? And how deep were the connections between the Vatican and the Italian transition of political assets in 2012? This in-depth analysis shows that the problems of the Church in relation to the state came much before the 2012 crisis, namely, during the time of the reluctant submission of Catholic hierarchies to Berlusconism.