Posts Tagged ‘Paolo Gabriele’

The Pope, the stolen papers, and the butler

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Only the truth behind the Vatileaks scandal can free the Catholic Church. It has all the makings of a Hollywood adaptation of a Dan Brown novel. Secrets of the Vatican exposed, documents stolen from the Pope’s desk, rows and rivalries between cardinals, vast sums of money, the involvement of the cultish organisation Opus Dei. And Read more

Pope’s personal assistant saw evil and corruption in the Church

Friday, August 17th, 2012

The Pope’s personal assistant passed confidential papers to an Italian journalist after seeing “evil and corruption everywhere in the Church”, according to the examining judge in the Vatileaks investigation. In a 35-page report, Judge Piero Bonnet said Paolo Gabriele — who has been charged with “aggravated theft” — felt sure Pope Benedict was not aware Read more

Officials close to Pope Benedict are not Vatileaks suspects

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The Vatican has flatly denied European media reports that three officials close to Pope Benedict are being investigated in connection with the leaking of confidential paper documents. A report in the online edition of the German newspaper Die Welt, republished in the Italian daily La Repubblica, claimed the involvement of the three officials in the Read more

Vatileaks suspect’s father hopes ‘whole truth’ comes out

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The father of the Pope’s personal assistant, who is in custody after stolen Vatican documents were found in his home, has said he hopes his son’s “sacrifice” will help the Church rid itself of corruption. Andrea Gabriele described his son Paolo as a person of “absolute honesty . . . great generosity and moral integrity” Read more

VatiLeaks: a Space and Information Age effect

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Gossipy rumors have been mixed with more than a pinch of midsummer madness and served, stirred but not chilled, as a James Bond-like intrigue cocktail for Vatican conspiracy theorists who like to keep a glow on their paranoia. The main ingredients are the leaked confidential papers of Pope Benedict XVI in an incident that has Read more

Unsubstantiated: butler names two cardinals

Friday, June 8th, 2012

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 Read more

Questioning begins of pope’s former butler

Friday, June 8th, 2012

A Vatican judge began formally questioning the pope’s former butler, Paolo Gabriele, Tuesday, said Paolo Papanti-Pelletier, (pictured) a judge on the Vatican tribunal. Papanti-Pelletier, not involved in the case said Gabriele’s said questioning took place in the presence of his two lawyers and it is the first formal interrogation of the only person yet to be arrested Read more

From trusted butler to accused Judas

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

(Reuters) – Just after dawn on Wednesday, May 23, Paolo Gabriele said goodbye to his wife, passed by the bedrooms of his three children and left to start another day in the service of the man Roman Catholics believe is the vicar of Christ on Earth. By the end of the day, Pope Benedict’s butler Read more

Italian journalist defends Vatican leaks; has no problems sleeping

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Gianluigi Nuzzi, author of the 273 page ‘sell out’ book, “His Holiness: The Secret Papers of Benedict XVI” alleging corruption and conspiracies among cardinals in a Vatican power struggle, denies Vatican accusations that he is a criminal. Nuzzi said the book was based on conversations with more than 10 Vatican whistleblowers. “We have a group Read more

Vatican arrests loyal butler, Pope-adorer, husband and father of 3

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Questions are beginning to emerge whether Paolo Gabriele, the 46 year old Papal butler, husband and father of three, who with his family lives in apartment inside the walls of Vatican, is responsible for the Vatileaks. Gabriele is one of a limited number of people who have access to the Pope’s private quarters. However his arrest was Read more