The Vatican is to sue five people, including two investigative journalists and their informers, in connection with the recent VatiLeaks 2 scandal, it announced on Saturday.
The Catholic Church accuses the five of publishing confidential documents and information relating to "the fundamental interests of the Holy See and the state." If found guilty, they could face between four and eight years in prison, according to Italian news agency Ansa.
Among the accused are journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi, who have published books on Catholic Church scandals based on leaked documents. In particular, they have accused the