An Italian journalist accused of publishing a book about the scandals at the Holy See refused to answer the Vatican prosecutor’s questions. The journalist showed unwillingness to answer prosecutor’s questions, quoting his right under Italian law to protect his sources.
Emiliano Fittipaldi, who authored the book Avarice, said “I’d rather go to jail than reveal one of Avarice’s sources.” He had gone to Vatican after being called firmly by the court. His intention behind going to the court was to understand the accusations against him. Fittipaldi continued by saying that, “(The Vatican) wants to create an internal precedent, as a way to stop other leaks in the future. They don’t care at all about what we think of these medieval rules.”