Prague archbishop says Vatileaks 'not top priority'
But others say cardinals want to be briefed on secret dossier05 March, 13:09
But it has hinted that some of its contents may be disclosed to cardinals in Rome for the upcoming conclave to elect Benedict's successor. Over 100 of the 115 cardinal-electors are currently at the Vatican for pre-conclave talks known as general congregations.
On Monday, Reuters reported that cardinals in a closed-door meeting said they want to be briefed on the Vatileaks dossier, according to a senior source said to be a prelate over 80 who was present at Monday's meetings. Cardinals over 80 are not eligible to vote in the conclave.
On Tuesday, the Czech cardinal confirmed Benedict's stated reason for stepping down due to lack of physical and mental strength. "He resigned above all due to the state of his physical strength," he said.