Vatican trial postponed
ROME — A high profile Vatican trial into the theft of confidential Holy See documents was postponed on Monday until 7 December after one of the five defendants changed their lawyers, a court official said.
The trial of a senior Spanish priest, his aide, an Italian consultant and two reporters opened last week and the court had hoped to reach a verdict before the start of the Roman Catholic Holy Year, which kicks off on 8 December.
However, PR consultant Francesca Chaouqui has hired a new lawyer, who asked the court for more time to prepare her defence. The panel of three non-clerical judges hearing the case agreed to the request. — Reuters