Crime, Justice and Mercy in Vatican City

By Javier Martinez-brocal And Adam O’neal
Wall Street Journal
March 31, 2016

Mercy has been the animating force of Pope Francis’ three-year pontificate. And the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, which the Catholic Church has been celebrating since December, is the greatest expression of the pope’s interest. Millions of Catholics are taking the opportunity to renew their faith and receive plenary indulgences during what Francis has called “a true moment of encounter with the mercy of God.”

Vatican City’s judicial system, however, is not taking the year off. Msgr. Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda has spent...








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