May 27, 2012

THE Vatican confirmed today that Pope Benedict XVI’s butler had been arrested on suspicion of leaking confidential documents and letters from the pontiff’s private study to the media.

A statement from Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said that Paolo Gabriele was still in custody and been allowed to meet two lawyers of his choice, adding that investigations were continuing.


The documents shed light on many Vatican secrets, including the Church’s tax problems, the funding of Catholic bodies, sex scandals and negotiations with hardline traditionalist rebels.

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