A series of damaging leaks have swirled around Vatican City in recent weeks, much to the consternation of Pope Benedict XVI.
"The older the Pope gets, the harder it is for him to take leaks," a Vatican spokesman said today. "It really gets to him. He wants to hold it in, but one way or another it gets out, and then it's all over the place." He shook his head and sighed. "It's a real mess."
Last month a special committee was established to investigate the leaks, and today the Pope's private butler was detained in "The Holy Sea" for failure to ensure his primary function. The man is said to be one of a handful of people with access to his Holiness.