Posts Tagged ‘Pope’s butler’

Was the trial of the Pope’s butler just for show?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

In the end it was the butler, and only the butler, who did it – or so the Vatican would have the world believe. Paolo Gabriele, the Pope’s personal valet, was convicted of stealing secret papers from the Holy See on Saturday and sentenced to 18 months in prison. But there was growing suspicion that 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

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

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