‘Vatileaks’ convict begins serving 18-month sentence

Catholic Culture

August 29, 2016

Msgr. Lucio Vallejo Balda, the former Vatican official who was convicted in the “Vatileaks II” trial, has been taken into custody to begin serving an 18-month prison sentence.

Msgr. Vallejo Balda, who had admitted passing confidential Vatican documents to Italian journalists, was convicted by a Vatican tribunal on July 7. The court’s sentence took effect on August 29.

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