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Dan Brown

Cardinal George exposed in 'Vatileaks' scandal

Cardinal George exposed in 'Vatileaks' scandal

Reams of private Vatican correspondence published in a new Italian best-seller reportedly include a plea by Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, urging the Vatican to halt an award to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn for abolishing the death penalty. George appears to play a minor role in the real-life Vatican whodunit that the Italian press has dubbed “Vatileaks.” Late last month, the pope’s butler was arrested on suspicions that he leaked private letters, including some addressed to Pope Benedict XVI. Those letters reportedly appear in “Your Holiness: The Secret Papers of Benedict XVI,” a new book in which Italian writer Gianluigi Nuzzi airs a boatload of Vatican...