Friday, October 26, 2012

Pope's former butler goes to prison

Jail sentence of 18 months for Paolo Gabriele
Pope Benedict XVI's former butler, Paolo Gabriele, centre, with his lawyer, Cristiana Arru, right, during the final session of his trial. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano.
Here is a Catholic News Agency story with the latest in this theft case.

The Pope's ex-butler was taken to prison Oct. 25 for stealing his boss's private documents and leaking them to the press in the so-called "Vatileaks" scandal.

When Italian police officers searched Paolo Gabriele's apartment May 23, after the publication of several confidential letters in Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi's book Your Holiness, they discovered approximately 1,000 incriminating documents, 82 boxes of evidence, a nugget of gold, a cheque in the Pope's name, and a 16th-century copy of  The Aeneid. However the former butler's sentence focused solely on his theft of confidential papal documents.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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