According to the Italian press, a group of cardinals, including Brazilian Raymundo Damasceno Assis, president of the Episcopal conference of his country, has required to disclose the report’s conclusions about the Vatileaks, the scandal over the leak of confidential documents from Benedict XVI.
Two major Italian media La Repubblica newspaper and Panorama magazine, said that the Pope decided to resign after receiving a top-secret report of 300 pages written by three elder cardinals of impeccable character, which reveals a plot of corruption, sex and influence peddling within the Roman Curia.
In an official statement released three days before the resignation of Benedict XVI, the Vatican announced that the Pope would give the report “exclusively” to his successor.
In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa, Damasceno recognized that it is not necessary to have the entire document, but “know the heart” ahead of a very important election. “Its content will influence the votes” he said.