Vatican shows rare public anger over leak
By Richard Allen Greene, CNN
May 30, 2012 -- Updated 1515 GMT (2315 HKT)
The leak of private papers is "immoral" and "despicable," a top archbishop says
Factions inside the Vatican are jockeying over who will be the next pope, observers say
The pope's butler has been arrested and the head of his bank has been fired
The scandals both undermine Benedict XVI's second-in-command, experts say
(CNN) -- The Vatican expressed rare public anger Wednesday in blasting the leaking of private papers from the pope's apartment, a scandal that observers say lifts the lid on a secret power struggle going on behind the closed doors of the Catholic Church.
A top Roman Catholic Church official called the theft of the documents "an immoral act of unprecedented gravity" and "despicable abuse of the relationship of trust that exists between Benedict XVI and those who turn to him."
Archbishop Angelo Becciu made the remarks to the Vatican's official newspaper six days after the pope's butler was arrested for leaking the papers....