Vatican convicts 2 in leaks scandal; journalists go free


VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican tribunal has declared it had no jurisdiction to put two journalists on trial for publishing confidential documents that exposed greed, mismanagement and corruption in the Holy See, ending an eight-month ordeal that drew scorn from media rights groups.

The court on Thursday did convict a Vatican monsignor and an Italian public relations expert in the case, but cleared them of having formed a criminal association. The monsignor’s aide was also cleared.

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