It is impossible to determine the accuracy of the account presented by Limes. Since the magazine does not identify the prelate who provided the report, there is no guarantee that the story is not a hoax. If it is indeed the account of a cardinal who participated in the conclave, the credibility of this eyewitness is severely undermined by his willingness to violate his oath. Still, sources at the Vatican note that the details of the story seem to match all of the available evidence about the conclave.
Sunday, October 02, 2005
According to CWN, an Italian Cardinal has broken his vow of secrecy regarding the conclave that elected Pope Benedict. As the story notes: