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Journalist declines to appear before Vatican criminal probe

Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi is accusing the Vatican legal system of punishing journalists.Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi is accusing the Vatican legal system of punishing journalists.

One of the Italian journalists whose expose of Vatican mismanagement made headlines is refusing to appear before magistrates of the Holy See to be questioned in a criminal case over leaked confidential documents.

Gianluigi Nuzzi, author of “Merchants in the Temple,” received an official summons from the office of the Vatican prosecutor to appear Tuesday to be interrogated in the case against a Vatican monsignor accused in the leaks probe.

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Nuzzi, who has been placed under investigation in the case, said Monday he wouldn’t appear.

In a statement, he accused the Vatican legal system of punishing journalists and criminalizing the publishing of news.

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Nation / World – NY Daily News

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