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Benedict XVI speaks in the Basilica of St John at the Lateran yesterday (AP)

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Cardinal Bertone, left, and Cardinal Sodano, who apparently tried to block his appointment as Secretary of State (CNS photo)

Cardinal Bertone was appointed for the right reasons; his enemies now are those of the Pope himself

Cardinal Bertone greets Pope Benedict (CNS)

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Who’s who in the VatiLeaks case?

It seems almost everyone at the Vatican is discussing the leak of secret documents. As more time passes since the initial arrest of the Pope’s butler, it’s still not clear how much he actually knows and whether he was acting alone

Investigative journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

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The Pope greets cardinals and bishops at the general audience (CNS)

Benedict XVI addresses leaks controversy at general audience

Benedict XVI arrives for this morning's general audience (AP)

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Bishop Samuel Aquila meets Pope Benedict in March (CNS)

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Paolo Gabriele, the Pope's personal assistant, front left, has been arrested over the 'VatiLeaks' (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Paolo Gabriele, known as ‘little Paolo’, was arrested at the weekend

Italian financial police in front of St Peter's Basilica (PA photo)

Many powerful groups want to reduce the influence of the Church in public life