The myth of pure evil is the belief that evil exists separately from individuals, or that evil exists within people as something like what we traditionally think of as an evil 'force', driving them to perform evil acts. If pure evil exists, however, then how can we hold people accountable for their actions? ... if evil does exist, then will we always be plagued with violence, war, genocide, crime, rape and other evils? Michael Shermer, The Science of Good and Evil.
In another Guardian article:
When one officer said documents were found with the phrase "to be destroyed" written in German – the language of Bavaria-born Benedict, Gabriele smiled.
The search turned up documents that had been published in Nuzzi's book. "For us that was the first proof," said Stefano de Santis.
Police from the tiny city state's police force also recalled finding documents about masking mobile phone calls and a large number of computer USBs.
Police inspector Stefano Carli said there were more than 1,000 documents relevant to the investigation, and these were hidden among other documents, which a second officer said totalled tens of thousands.