Vatican court told: Since when is asking questions a crime?

July 6, 2016 6:40 PM

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Vatican court told: Since when is asking questions a crime?

VATICAN CITY – A lawyer for an Italian journalist on trial for publishing classified Holy See information is insisting on the right of the press to report the news, saying: "Since when is asking questions a crime?"

Attorney Roberto Palombi made his closing arguments Wednesday in the case that has drawn criticism from international media rights groups. Two journalists and three people affiliated with a papal reform commission are accused of conspiring to publish classified information.

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