This week saw one more proof that Wikipedia is one of the most important sources of information in the modern world, as the Press Department of the Holy See disgraced themselves.
The reason for their epic fail was the appointment of 22 new cardinals by the Pope. According to a long-established tradition, the Holy See provides news about such important HR policy decisions with detailed biographies of the newly appointed clergy.
the sang is that this time the biographies were taken not from the vast Vatican archives, consisting of more than 1.6 million books, but rather from Wikipedia. Yes, right, an official press announcement by the Holy See contained large fragments of the Wikipedia articles about the newly-fledged cardinals.
The only verisimilar explanation I can give to this accident is that Wikipedia's search system is perhaps better than that of the Vatican archive =)