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  • 18 March 2013 | {CATEGORY}

    Pope Francis, Shine the Light of Transparency on the Holy See

    As most of the 5,300 journalists who came to the Vatican to cover the papal conclave leave Rome, the 400 reporters who regularly cover the Holy See hope for a new age of transparency for Europe's last absolute monarchy. Eric J. Lyman looks at the Holy See's purposefully opaque information policy and how it has added to controversy involving the Catholic church.