Posts Tagged ‘Paolo Gabriele’

Vatican butler who stole former pope’s private papers dies aged 54

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Paolo Gabriele, the Vatican butler who was convicted of stealing and leaking Pope Benedict XVI’s private papers in 2012, has died aged 54. Vatican News, the Holy See’s media portal, said Mr Gabriele died on Tuesday after a long, undisclosed illness. Mr Gabriele’s case kicked off the first of two Vatileaks scandals, exposing the internal Read more

Vatican computer technician given suspended sentence

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

While the Vatican computer technician involved in the Vatileaks scandal has received a two-month suspended sentence, the committee of cardinal investigating the case is reported to have recommended a papal pardon for the Pope’s personal assistant at the centre of the scandal. The technician, Claudio Sciarpelletti, was found guilty of aiding and abetting Pope Benedict Read more

Pope’s former butler starts 18-month jail sentence

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Paolo Gabriele, the pope’s former butler who was found guilty of aggravated theft, started his 18-month jail sentence in a Vatican prison cell. Gabriele began serving his prison sentence by order of a Vatican court, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman. “The order will be carried out before the end of the day,” he Read more

Author defends pope’s former butler, seeks clemency

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The author of the book that revealed alleged Vatican secrets appealed for clemency on Monday after a Vatican tribunal sentenced Paolo Gabriele, the pope’s former butler, to an 18-month sentence house arrest for stealing private papal correspondence. Several European newspapers published an op-ed piece by Gianluigi Nuzzi, the book’s author, defending the actions of Gabriele, Read more

Pope’s former butler claims mistreatment after arrest

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Paolo Gabriele, the pope’s former butler, complained of mistreatment after his arrest on charges of stealing documents from the pontiff’s private apartment. Gabriele claimed that his cell was so small he could not extend his arms, and the light was kept on permanently. The judges have ordered an inquiry into his allegations. The Vatican police Read more

Pope’s butler to take witness stand for Vatileaks

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler who has been accused of the theft of confidential documents from the papal apartment, will take the witness stand on Tuesday. During Saturday’s start of the trial, the Vatican tribunal said Gabriele’s trial will be separate from that of Claudio Sciarpelletti who was charged for allegedly aiding and Read more

Can the Vatican survive the age of digital media?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Some institutions may not adapt to 21st-century radical transparency. The papacy’s turn to inflammatory rhetoric while hit by a series of damaging leaks suggests that it’s struggling. Strange things have been happening at the Vatican this year. Beginning in January, documents written by high-level figures in the Catholic Church began finding their way into the Read more

Pope’s former butler goes on trial for Vatileaks

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler, will go on trial Saturday for allegedly stealing the pope’s documents and passing them off to a journalist in what has since been dubbed as the Vatileaks scandal. Gabriele has been charged with aggravated theft and faces up to four years in prison if convicted by the three-judge Read more

Butler confirms 20 involved in Vatileaks

Friday, September 7th, 2012

There are at least 20 people involved in stealing and leaking compromising Vatican documents. The claim comes from the Papal Butler, Paolo Gabriele, who recently parted ways with his lawyer, and who has been charged with aggravated thief and is likely to be tried for his part in Vatileaks scandal at the Vatican next month. Despite Read more

‘I quit’ says the Papal butler’s lawyer

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The lawyer representing former papal butler Paolo Gabriele has quit just weeks before before Gabriele is due to stand trial for stealing confidential papers. Attorney Carlo Fusco, a childhood friend of Gabriele, told Associated Press’ Nicole Whitfield that his decision to quit is the result of a difference in opinion over the defence strategy. Fusco Read more