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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