Pope convenes cardinals to discuss leak scandal

Pope Benedict XVI, flanked by Cardinal Agostino Vallini, the pope's vicar for the diocese of Rome, right, delivers his address during the opening day of Rome's dioceses ecclesiastic meeting at St. John at the Lateran Basilica in Rome, Monday, June 11, 2012. The pontiff called for his aides near and far to remain loyal to him as the Vatican copes with the fallout of a growing scandal over leaked documents and the controversial ouster of Ettore Gotti Tedeschi. The Vatican says it "truly regrets" the publication of a letter from a psychotherapist detailing the mental health of the Vatican's recently ousted bank chief. In a statement to The Associated Press, Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the publication of the letter was "completely unacceptable and cause for true regret, in particular from the point of view of the respect that should be owed to the interested people". (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
June 23, 2012 4:45:02 PM PDT
Pope Benedict XVI convened a special meeting of cardinals Saturday for advice on how to deal with the Vatican's leaked documents scandal - another sign of the damage the leaks have done to trust in the Holy See's governance.

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