Pope Benedict has faced a spate of embarrassing leaks from within the Vatican
"The Vatican has opened a rare criminal investigation into unauthorised leaks to the Italian media of confidential documents, its official paper reports. The leaks describe alleged corruption, mismanagement, and internal conflicts among top officials. The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano made the announcement together with an official admission that there have been "grave acts of disloyalty". The "Vatileaks" scandal, as it is known, has filled Italian media.It has dominated the columns of Italian newspapers and magazines and been the subject of TV programmes, the BBC's David Willey in Rome reports.