ITCCS Breaking News Report: Top Vatican Official Set to Resign, to Avoid Arrest While in Office
TAP - The Pope resigned. Now a top official.
Vatican Secretary of State Set to Resign: Insider
(BRUSSELS ITCCS) - A source within the Vatican announced today that Tarcisio Bertone, the most powerful official in the Roman Curia and one of five Cardinals convicted by a Common Law Court of Justice last February, has prepared his letter of resignation.
Cardinal Bertone has been the effective "king maker" at the papacy for many years, and helped force Pope Benedict, Joseph Ratzinger, from office onjust days after an arrest warrant was to be issued against Ratzinger.
According to the Vatican insider,
"Bertone knows that if he's arrested while in office, all of the Vatican archives and his records are subject to seizure, and they can never let that happen. Once he's resigned, he can do like Ratzinger and claim immunity from prosecution as a 'private citizen', something the Lateran Treaty allows. These guys understand the power of the common law court arrest warrant, even if others don't."
Bertone's resignation also coincides with the recent formation of a new Italian movement to expose child torture and trafficking within the Vatican, announced by the ITCCS and Rete L'Abuso in Savona, Italy on May 23.
An earlier resignation -