Vatileaks 2. Rejected requests of postponement, towards quick judgment
The trial resumes on November 30 and could be concluded before December 8. Yet more solidarity to the journalists
The criminal trial by the Vatican justice against the reporters Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi who, along with three other defendants are accused of divulging information and documents deemed in the fundamental interests of the State, pursuant to art. 119 of the Criminal Code of the Vatican, will resume on Monday, November 30, 2015 and will continue at a fast pace with daily hearings. In their support, yet other declarations of solidarity arrived from the world of journalism, especially by journalists accredited to the Vatican press office and the FNSI, which called “paradoxical” the disputed allegations.
The ruling is expected by December 8, the day on which the special Jubilee of Mercy, called by Pope Francis, will begin.
Tuesday, November 24, the first hearing ended with the decision by the court to reject the requests for referral submitted by the accused to have the time to organize the defense, having received the decree of citation only the day before.