Pope's butler to be locked up

2012-10-25 19:33
Pope Benedict XVI's butler Paolo Gabriele, right, carries the pontiff's bags as they arrive at Ciampino military airport in Rome. (File, AP)

Pope Benedict XVI's butler Paolo Gabriele, right, carries the pontiff's bags as they arrive at Ciampino military airport in Rome. (File, AP)

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Vatican City - The pope's butler Paolo Gabriele will be locked up in a Vatican police cell on Thursday after the prosecution decided not to appeal against his 18-month prison sentence for leaking papal documents, the Vatican said.

Gabriele had been under house arrest since he was found guilty on 6 October of stealing documents from Pope Benedict XIV's apartments.

A judicial source said later he would not be appealing the verdict.


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