VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis’ “guardian angel” handed in his wings on Monday. Domenico Giani, the head of the Vatican police force, submitted his resignation amid the latest leaks and scandals surrounding the Catholic institution’s finances. 

“In order to assure the proper serenity to the ongoing investigation,” the statement Monday (Oct. 14) by the Vatican reads, “and although the Commander bears no personal responsibility in the unfolding of the events, Domenico Giani has tendered his resignation to the Holy Father out of love for the Church and faithfulness to Peter’s Successor.”

The statement acknowledges that the perpetrator of the latest leak “remains unknown,” even though it was distributed only among the Vatican police force, the Gendarmerie, and the Swiss Guards. The statement also says

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