Friday, November 18, 2011

Cardinal NOT blindsided

Vatican financial document took complex route to delivery

Clouds tinged with orange and red hues float above St. Peter's Basilica during sunset in Rome Oct. 20. The route that official documents take through Vatican hallways is far from uniform, writes John Thavis.

The unusual and somewhat mysterious gestation process of Vatican documents came into the spotlight recently, thanks to a controversial white paper on economic justice.

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