Vatican’s Defense: Leaked Documents Are Work of Satan

 Vaticans Defense: Leaked Documents Are Work of Satan

The PR Verdict: “F” (Full Fiasco) for Vatican PR.

Apparently the Lord is not the only one who moves in mysterious ways. Now the Vatican says it needs to factor the Devil himself into its PR planning. Wondering why current leaks are destabilizing the Vatican and creating havoc in the traditionally hushed institution? The Vatican says the current scandal involving leaked documents and allegations about its financial dealings–known as Vati-Leaks–is the work of Satan.

This startling theocratic explanation comes from none other than Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who apparently ranks second only to Pope Benedict in the Vatican’s’ hierarchy. When asked by Italian media why damage control had failed so miserably, he said the Vatican’s latest headaches were the Devil’s attempt to undermine the holy order.

No wonder the Cardinal  is annoyed: The Devil has leaked sensitive documents and broken secrecy surrounding the Vatican’s banking system. Bertone said in an interview that the image of the Vatican as a place of intrigue and power struggles was misleading, but then somersaulted 180 degrees by commenting, “The truth is that there is an attempt to sow division that comes from the Devil.”

The PR Verdict: “F” (Full Fiasco) for Vatican PR. (And presumably ”A”–Gold Star!–for the Devil and his PR). If trying to portray events as storms in a teacup, then invoking the Devil is bound to confuse.

The PR Takeaway: It’s not possible to have it both ways in PR. If current scandals are blamed on the Devil, then claiming that there is nothing to worry about sounds odd indeed. Stand the Devil down, Vatican! Otherwise, if some of the allegations are proven to be true, then the Devil might find himself hailed as a whistleblower. What then?

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  1. madam x says:

    shame on the vatican to think that the use of the ” devil” will win over an audience

    the vatican/ church is big business… really big and the ” devil” is an elected officer.. as in any corporation
    perhaps an angel will come in to save them… from this scandal

  2. John Davis says:

    Flip Wilson’s Geraldine used that line – “The Devil made me do it!” – years ago, and it was just as funny then.

  3. Carl Rachel says:

    Pedagogy aside, are you possibly missing the point? When “the devil” is cited, perhaps the “larger picture” should be embraced and drawn in to mitigate your acerbic conclusion and reset the course of your personal agenda. History, not of the Catholic Church, but in general, has attributed both incidental and epic affairs to “the devil,” only to reference that part of humankind which succumbs to the raw weakness of evil instead of aspire to the seasoned strength of virtue.

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    Vatican’s Defense: Leaked Documents Are Work of Satan…

    The PR Verdict: “F” (Full Fiasco) for Vatican PR. (And presumably ”A”–Gold Star!–for the Devil and his PR). If trying to portray events as storms in a teacup and a business-as-usual message, then invoking the Devil is bound to confuse….

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