The pope’s butler, Paolo Gabriele has implicated two cardinals in the “Vatileaks” scandal, reports London’s Daily Telegraph.
The cardinals have not been named and the Daily Telegraph has not cited any evidence to substantiate the report.
Gabriele, who was arrested two weeks ago and charged with “aggravated theft” is in custody in the Vatican police station.
A Vatican judge began formally questioning the pope’s former butler, Paolo Gabriele, Tuesday, said Paolo Papanti-Pelletier, a judge on the Vatican tribunal.
The questioning took place in the presence of Gabriele’s two lawyers and is the first formal interrogation of the only person yet to be arrested in the Vatileaks scandal.
Gabriele is currently charged only with aggravated theft.
Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press office, has specifically denied that any cardinals are under suspicion.
A Vatican spokesman says formal questioning of the papal butler continues, but rumours about what he is saying are just rumours.
Gabriele will not be questioned today because Corpus Christi is a holiday in the Vatican.
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